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Start-up Conditions and the Performance of Women – and Men- Controlled Businesses in Manufacturating Industries

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  • Otilia Driga

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    (Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

  • Diego Prior

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    (Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

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Recent research on the economic performance of women-controlled firms suggests that their underperformance may not result from differences in the managerial ability of women as compared to men, but it can be the result of different levels of start-up resources. Using accounting data, this paper examines the effects that selected start-up conditions have on the economic performance observed in a sample of 4450 Spanish manufacturing firms. The results indicate significant differences regarding the initial conditions, showing lower levels of assets and number of employees what have implications on the economic performance of women-controlled firms.

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Paper provided by Department of Business Economics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in its series Working Paper with number 200907.

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  1. Oliveira, Belkis & Moriano, Juan & Soares, Vasco, 2012. "Estudo exploratório das diferenças na Intenção Empreendedora entre Homens e Mulheres em Portugal: o Caso dos Jovens Universitários do Norte de Portugal," Working Papers 24/2012, Universidade Portucalense, Centro de Investigação em Gestão e Economia (CIGE).

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