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The Gender Gap in Federal and Private Support for Entrepreneurship

Dora Gicheva and Albert Link

No 15-5, 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; entrepreneurship; gender; technology; innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 O31 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-ent and nep-ino
Date: 2015-05-11
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