All credit to men? entrepreneurship, finance, and gender

  • Marlow S
  • Patton D
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Abstract

Availability of, and access to finance is a critial element to the startup and consequent performance of any enterprise. Hence, any barrirs of impediments to accessing appropriate levels or sources of funding will have an enduring and negative impact upon hte performance of affectd firms. Although findings have been somewhat inconsistent, there is support for the notion that women entrepreneurs entering self-emplyment are disadvantaged by their gender. This argument is evalutated through a theoretical analysis of gender using the example of accessing both formal and informal souces of business funding to illustrate how this concept impacts upon women in self-employment

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Authors

  • Susan Marlow

  • Dean Patton

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