Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109063
Authors: 
Foreman-Peck, James
Zhou, Peng
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2014/1
Abstract: 
The present research shows how entrepreneurial culture contributes to the widely noted difference in entrepreneurial propensities between men and women. The consequences of the assumed differential importance of household and family generate testable hypotheses about the gender effects of entrepreneurial culture. The principal hypothesis is that there is a greater chance of females in ‘unentrepreneurial' cultures being relatively entrepreneurial compared to males. Also women from different entrepreneurial cultures show greater similarity of behaviour (lower variance) than men. But proportionate gender gaps within entrepreneurial cultures are less than those between males of different cultures. These hypotheses are tested on US immigrant data from the 2000 census and are not rejected.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
Culture
Gender
Migrants
JEL: 
D01
J15
J23
J61
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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