Characteristics of New Firms: A Comparison by Gender

8 Pages Posted: 5 May 2009

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Alicia Robb

University of Colorado at Boulder; Next Wave Impact; Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Susan Coleman

University of Hartford - Barney School of Business

Date Written: March 3, 2009

Abstract

Third in a series of reports using data from the Kauffman Firm Survey.

This short report uses data from the Kauffman Firm Survey to explore, by gender, various firm, owner, financing, and performance characteristics of new firms. Women-owned firms represent an increasingly important segment of the small business sector. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 6.5 million privately held women-owned firms in the United States in 2002.

Keywords: women, Kauffman firm survey, gender, financing, firm, small business owner

Suggested Citation

Robb, Alicia and Coleman, Susan, Characteristics of New Firms: A Comparison by Gender (March 3, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1352601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1352601

Alicia Robb (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder ( email )

Leeds Business School
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Next Wave Impact ( email )

7455 Park Lane Road
Longmount, CO 80503
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Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309-4470
United States

Susan Coleman

University of Hartford - Barney School of Business ( email )

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
United States
(860) 768 4690 (Phone)

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