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dc.contributor.authorSabarwal, Shwetlenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTerrell, Katherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:56Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126115en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35444-
dc.description.abstractUsing 2005 firm level data for 26 ECA countries, this paper estimates performance gaps between male- and female-owned businesses, while controlling for their location by industry and country. We find that female entrepreneurs have significantly smaller scale of operations (as measured by sales revenues) and are less efficient in terms of Total Factor Productivity (TFP), although this difference is very small. However, they generate the same amount of profit per unit of revenue as men. We find that while both male and female entrepreneurs in ECA are sub-optimally small, women's returns to scale are significantly larger than men's implying that they would gain more from increasing their scale. We argue that the main reasons for the sub-optimal size of female-owned firms are that they are both capital constrained and concentrated in industries with small firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3758en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordEastern Europeen_US
dc.subject.keywordCentral Asiaen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwGewinnen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwZentralasienen_US
dc.titleDoes gender matter for firm performance? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn582915147en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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