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A gendered look at entrepreneurship ecosystems

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  • Candida Brush

    (Babson College)

  • Linda F. Edelman

    (Bentley University)

  • Tatiana Manolova

    (Bentley University)

  • Friederike Welter

    (IfM Bonn
    Universitat Siegen)

Abstract

Underlying entrepreneurship ecosystems is the implicit assumption that all entrepreneurs have equal access to resources, participation, and support, as well as an equal chance of a successful outcome (venture start-up). However in practice, this is not always the case. Research finds that when it comes to many aspects of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, women are at a disadvantage. In this paper, we offer a brief overview of current ecosystem frameworks pointing out where “gender” matters in ecosystems at the institutional, organizational, and individual levels. We go on to present a summary of the contributions to this special edition and conclude with suggestions for future research.

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  • Candida Brush & Linda F. Edelman & Tatiana Manolova & Friederike Welter, 2019. "A gendered look at entrepreneurship ecosystems," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 53(2), pages 393-408, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:53:y:2019:i:2:d:10.1007_s11187-018-9992-9
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-018-9992-9
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship ecosystems; Gender; Institutional level; Organizational level; Individual level;
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    JEL classification:

    • B54 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Feminist Economics
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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