A Gender Analysis of the Supply of, and Demand for, New Venture Finance in Ireland

Terjesen, Siri A. & O'Gorman, Colm (2007) A Gender Analysis of the Supply of, and Demand for, New Venture Finance in Ireland. In Landoli, Luca, Landstrom, Hans, & Raffa, Mario (Eds.) Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Local Development: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 145-169.


This chapter reviews gender differences in the venture financing market in Ireland, with special focus on informal investment. When compared to male entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs are found to be older, more likely to work part-time, possess higher levels of formal education, start firms in retail, health, consumer and education industry sectors, invest smaller percentages of total investment required in their businesses, and are more likely to attract financing from close family members. The chapter concludes with policy implications for those seeking to encourage demand and supply entrepreneurial activity by females.

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ID Code: 13006
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Venture Financing, Gender, Female Entrepreneurs
ISBN: 9781847203274
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Edward Elgar
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:36

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