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Female Entrepreneurs’ Motives and SME’s Growth: An International Study

Yves Robichaud, Egbert McGraw, Jean-Charles Cachon, Dawn Bolton, José Barragan Codina, Cristina Eccius-Wellmann and Ann D. Walsh
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Yves Robichaud: Laurentian University, Canada
Egbert McGraw: Université de Moncton, Canada
Jean-Charles Cachon: Laurentian University, Canada
Dawn Bolton: Western Kentucky University, United States
José Barragan Codina: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Cristina Eccius-Wellmann: Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Ann D. Walsh: Western Illinois University, United States

Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, 2013, issue 3-4, 1-27

Abstract: The growth of the proportion of female-owned businesses has been constant over the past decades. However, despite the persistence of the phenomenon, research has shown that female-owned businesses were still smaller and underperforming in terms of growth as compared to male-owned firms. This research contributed to updating the state of knowledge on this topic given the constant evolution of female entrepreneurs’ profile, as well as the characteristics of their businesses. A sample of 1,211 entrepreneurs from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, was tested in order to examine these issues.

Keywords: Female entrepreneurs; female entrepreneurs’ profile; motives (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 B54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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