Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

  • Klapper L
  • Parker S
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Abstract

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned firms heavily prevailing over firms owned by women in many parts of the world. They find that enterprises owned by men on the one hand and women on the other are generally concentrated in different sectors, women entrepreneurs being better represented

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  • L. F. Klapper

  • S. C. Parker

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