Entrepreneurial Activity, Self-Perception and Gender

34 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2003

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I. Verheul

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Lorraine M. Uhlaner

EDHEC Business School

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: 24 2002 1,

Abstract

Drawing on Bem's psychological theory of self-perception, this paper presents and tests a model that examines the impact of gender and entrepreneurial activity on entrepreneurial self-perception. Based on a sample of alumni of a large Midwestern U.S. university, regression techniques are used to identify those activities associated with self-perceptions of entrepreneurship, as well as direct and indirect effects of gender. Results support the model of both direct and indirect effects of gender. The paper provides insights into gender issues in entrepreneurship as well as the definition of entrepreneurship in general.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, behavior, self-perception, gender

JEL Classification: M, L20, M13

Suggested Citation

Verheul, Ingrid and Uhlaner, Lorraine M. and Thurik, Roy, Entrepreneurial Activity, Self-Perception and Gender (24 2002 1,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2002-03-STR. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370951

Ingrid Verheul (Contact Author)

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Lorraine M. Uhlaner

EDHEC Business School ( email )

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Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School

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