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Gender Differences in Access to Private Investment Funding to Support the Development of New Technologies

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  • Bradley, Samantha R.

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Gicheva, Dora

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Hassell, Lydia

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Link, Albert N.

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    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

Abstract

Our descriptive analysis of a random sample of businesses that received Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards shows that female-owned businesses are disadvantaged, compared to male-owned businesses, in their ability to attract alternative investment funding to commercialize their technology-based innovations. Differences in the probability of receiving such financial support are most evident in the West and Northeast Census region states. Respectively, in states in those regions female-owned businesses are 17 and 9 percentage points less likely to attract alternative investment funding.

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Paper provided by University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 13-9.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 15 May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ris:uncgec:2013_009

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