The gender gap in federal and private support for entrepreneurship

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Dora Gicheva, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The role of gender in entrepreneurship has been thoroughly investigated. However, less is knownabout gender differences in access to private investment when attempting to develop a new technology. In this paper, we use data collected by the National Research Council of the National Academies to estimate differences between the probability that a female-owned firm and a male-owned firm, both conducting research funded by the Small Business Innovation Research program, will receive private investment funding to help to commercialize the funded technology. We find that female-owned firms are disadvantaged in their access to private investment, especially in the West and Northeast regions of the USA.

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Small Business Economics, 45(4), 729-733
Language: English
Date: 2015
private investments, entrepreneurship, gender, technology, innovation

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