Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67268
Authors: 
Dawson, Christopher
Henley, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6947
Abstract: 
This paper is concerned with whether women are less likely to express business start-up intentions because of a less favourable attitude to risk. Previous research suggests that attitude to risk differs significantly between genders, but has not addressed the question of whether this contributes to lower levels of female interest in venture creation. This paper describes a conceptual basis for this question, and investigates it using a survey of business start-up intention from across a sample of European universities. A large proportion of the difference in average levels of intention between genders appears to be associated with attitude to risk.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship intentions
attitude to risk
gender difference
JEL: 
D84
J13
M13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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