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What do Women (and Men) Want? Entrepreneurial Expectancies of Women and Men Nascent Entrepreneurs


Tatiana S. Manolova


Bentley University

Candida Brush


Babson College - Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Linda F. Edelman


Bentley University - Department of Management


Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 2007
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007
Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship Research Paper No. 2008-01

Abstract:     
Women are the majority owners in 30% of all privately held firms in the United States. These firms have $2.5 trillion in revenues and employ 19.1 million individuals. However, despite the large number of women business owners, little is known about the motivations that women have for starting their own firms. This study uses an expectancy theory framework to examine the differences in motivations to start a firm between men and women. Our findings indicate that there are significant differences in motivations for starting a new business, with men being motivated by financial gains, self-realization and autonomy where for women status is a significant motivating factor. Implications are discussed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13

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Date posted: December 6, 2007  

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Manolova, Tatiana S. and Brush, Candida and Edelman, Linda F., What do Women (and Men) Want? Entrepreneurial Expectancies of Women and Men Nascent Entrepreneurs. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 2007 ; Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007; Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship Research Paper No. 2008-01. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1060241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1060241

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Tatiana S. Manolova (Contact Author)
Bentley University ( email )
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02145
United States
Candida Brush
Babson College - Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship ( email )
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
United States
Linda F. Edelman
Bentley University - Department of Management ( email )
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02145
United States
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