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Private Investment to Support New Technologies: Quantifying Gender Differences

Samantha R. Bradley (), Dora Gicheva, Lydia Hassell () and Albert Link
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Samantha R. Bradley: RTI International
Lydia Hassell: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics

No 13-11, UNCG Economics Working Papers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics

Abstract: The role of gender in entrepreneurship has been thoroughly investigated. However, less is known about 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 (SBIR) 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 United States.

Keywords: Private investments; Gender; Technology; Innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 O31 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2013-07-05
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