Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114149
Authors: 
Brixiova, Zuzana
Kangoye, Thierry
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9273
Abstract: 
This paper contributes to closing a knowledge gap on gender, entrepreneurship and development by linking the entrepreneurial productivity to start-up capital and skills. The empirical analysis of a survey of entrepreneurs in Swaziland confirmed the importance of start-up capital for sales. Women entrepreneurs have smaller start-up capital and are less likely to fund it from the formal sector than their men counterparts, pointing to a possible room for policy interventions. Further, business training is positively associated with sales performance of men entrepreneurs, but has no effect on women. However, this does not call for abolishing training programs for women entrepreneurs. Instead their design and targeting should be revisited.
Subjects: 
gender and entrepreneurship
start-up capital
skills
training
multivariate analysis
JEL: 
L53
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
654.21 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.