Students’ Attitude Towards Entrepreneurship: Does Gender Matter?

Review of International Comparative Management, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 92-118, 2007

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 Last revised: 30 Sep 2009

Stavroula Laspita

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School

Chrisitan Willi Scheiner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Simone Chlosta

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School

Alexander Brem

Mads Clausen Institute

Kai-Ingo Voigt

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Heinz Klandt

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School - Department of Governance & Economics

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Over the last twenty years, academics and economic organizations have demonstrated a growing interest in women entrepreneurs. Female entrepreneurship is now considered to be one of the most important sources of growth, employment and innovation. In the United States, women owned businesses are the fastest growing sector of new ventures overall. However, little is known about women entrepreneurs. In contradiction to previous research, which focused on women and men during their professional activity, this study concentrates on an earlier point, namely before the start of the professional career. This study aims at looking at gender-related differences in the context of self-employment. Family background, study-related factors and inhibiting and fostering factors that influence the choice of starting a business are examined. The project was initiated by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany). The survey was conducted in 2006 and the sample includes 553 students.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, student, gender, male, female

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Laspita, Stavroula and Scheiner, Chrisitan Willi and Chlosta, Simone and Brem, Alexander and Voigt, Kai-Ingo and Klandt, Heinz, Students’ Attitude Towards Entrepreneurship: Does Gender Matter? (2007). Review of International Comparative Management, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 92-118, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1479169

Stavroula Laspita (Contact Author)

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School ( email )

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3
65189 Wiesbaden, Hessen
Germany

Chrisitan Willi Scheiner

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Simone Chlosta

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School ( email )

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3
65189 Wiesbaden, Hessen
Germany

Alexander Brem

Mads Clausen Institute ( email )

Alsion 2
Sønderborg, 6400
Denmark
004565509246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sdu.dk/mci

Kai-Ingo Voigt

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Erlangen, Bavaria 91054
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.industriebetriebslehre.de

Heinz Klandt

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - EBS Business School - Department of Governance & Economics ( email )

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 3
65189 Wiesbaden, Hessen
Germany

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