Gender differentials in access to finance for business start-up in the UK an econometric analysis of GEM data.
Roper, Stephen and Scott, J. (2008) Gender differentials in access to finance for business start-up in the UK an econometric analysis of GEM data. Working Paper. Aston Academy for Research in Management, Aston Business School.Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper uses an econometric approach to analyse gender differences in access to finance for business startup based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2004 database. We find that females are around 7.5 pp more likely to perceive financial barriers to business startup than males, which reduces startup rates by 1.73.8 pp. Being female also has an additional direct effect on each startup indicator not linked to financial barriers. This suggests that females in the general UK population perceive stronger financial barriers to business startup than UK males, and this may be discouraging them from seeking external financial support for business startup.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Publisher:||Aston Academy for Research in Management|
|Place of Publication:||Aston Business School|
|Number of Pages:||27|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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