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Are Male and Female Entrepreneurs Really That Different?

  • Erin Kepler
  • Scott Shane
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    This report describes a statistical evaluation of the similarities and differences between male and female entrepreneurs and their ventures. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the extent to which entrepreneurship by men and women is different. Using data from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, the sample included 685 new business people who indicated that they were in the process of starting a business in 1998 or 1999.

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    Paper provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy in its series The Office of Advocacy Small Business Working Papers with number 07ekss.

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    Length: 6 pages
    Date of creation: 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:sba:wpaper:07ekss
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