Entrepreneurial intentions of women

Kennedy, Jessica & Drennan, Judy (2002) Entrepreneurial intentions of women. Small Enterprise Research, 10(1), pp. 75-87.

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Despite advances in gender equity, evidence suggests that the level of business ownership by males continues to be significantly higher than that offemales. Moreover, females, from an early age, have lower entrepreneurial intentions than males. This paper examines previous studies to determine the factors that have been shown to relate to lower entrepreneurial intentions in women, to identify areas where prior research has been inadequate or inconclusive, and to discuss how intentions models might be modified to better explain the lower level of female business start-ups. It was found that the lower level of intentions is related to a range of personal background and attitudinal variables, and these factors are critically examined in this review. It is suggested that future research should focus on role models, networks and life roles in order to better explain female entrepreneurial intentions.

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ID Code: 26053
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1321-5906
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2009 00:01
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:52

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