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The influence of human capital factors and context on women's entrepreneurship: Which matters more?

Candida Brush, Abdul Ali, Donna Kelley and Patricia Greene

Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2017, vol. 8, issue C, 105-113

Abstract: This paper explores whether human capital factors (education and perceived capabilities) or contextual factors (economic and political settings) explain differential start-up rates between men and women entrepreneurs, connecting data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) with the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap. Results show that the effects of economic participation and entrepreneurship specific human capital (perceived capabilities) both play a role influencing the start-up rates of women entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Women's entrepreneurship; Gender gap; GEM data; WEF data; Human capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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