Does entrepreneurship fit her? Women entrepreneurs, gender role orientation and entrepreneurial culture

Liñán, Francisco and Jaén, Inmaculada and Martin, Domingo (2020) Does entrepreneurship fit her? Women entrepreneurs, gender role orientation and entrepreneurial culture. Small Business Economics. ISSN 1573-0913

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00433-w

Abstract

The present research analyzes the way in which gender-role orientation (GRO) and perceived entrepreneurial culture affect the advancement of women through the different stages in the entrepreneurial process. To do so, a sample of 1195 Spanish women is studied using Bem’s Sex Role Inventory to identify their GRO and a perceived regional culture (PRC) scale. The results confirm that women with a masculine or androgynous orientation are more likely to develop entrepreneurial careers. Besides, for masculine GRO women, the perception of a supportive entrepreneurial culture in their region fosters their advancement in entrepreneurship. In contrast, the effect of perceived culture is negative for women with an androgynous GRO. These results contribute to advance knowledge on the entrepreneurial process for women. Based on our results, the debate about women entrepreneurship should be expanded to fully acknowledge the relevance of GRO.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: women entrepreneurship, gender role orientation, perceived regional culture, masculinity, femininity, androgyny
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705946

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