Gender and entrepreneurial performance : testing a holistic framework

Watson, John & Zolin, Roxanne (2014) Gender and entrepreneurial performance : testing a holistic framework. In 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 4 – 7 June 2014, Ontario, Canada.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to test a holistic framework for assessing new venture performance outcomes that incorporates the impact of gender on internal resource availability (human, financial and social capital) and how, in turn, this impacts: the entrepreneurs’ goals; the investment (both money and time) they make in their new ventures; and the performance outcomes of those ventures. Our results indicate that a majority of the paths examined (using structural equation modeling) are significant and in the expected direction. For example: an entrepreneur’s human capital (comprising management work experience, start-up experience and industry experience) is significantly related to her/his growth goal (in terms of employee numbers); the entrepreneur’s growth goal is positively related to the time invested in the new venture; and the time invested in the new venture is positively related to new venture outcomes.

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ID Code: 75999
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Gender, Entrepreneurial Performance, Holistic Framework
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 22:33
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 02:18

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