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Similarities And Differences Between Female And Male Entrepreneurs In A Transition Context: Evidence From Bulgaria


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  • Desislava YORDANOVA
  • Tsvetan DAVIDKOV
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    The aim of this paper is to examine similarities and differences between Bulgarian female and male entrepreneurs with regard to a number of personal characteristics, characteristics of their ventures, and characteristics of the environmental context, in which they operate. A sample of 501 companies (282 maleowned and 219 female-owned) with a single owner is used in the present study. Data have been analyzed using a binary logistic regression. The differences in entrepreneurship identified in this paper are strikingly similar to those reported in the literature in Western countries. This could be explained with the presence of similar gender inequalities and deeply structured processes of female subordination in capitalist, command and transition economies.

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    Article provided by Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova in its journal Journal of Applied Economic Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4(10)_Winter2009 ()
    Pages: 571-582

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    Handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:4:y:2009:i:4(10)_winter2009:p:87

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    Keywords: gender; entrepreneurship; women; Bulgaria;

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