The Financing of Small Business: A Comparative Study of Male and Female Small Business Owners

1st Edition

Lauren Helena Read

Routledge
Published April 2, 1998
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415169561 - CAT# RU16798
Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business

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Summary

A detailed empirical study of how small business owners finance their enterprises, this volume compares the experiences of women with those of men. The author redresses an over-reliance on subjective and anecdotal evidence of discrimination in this area with a controlled study of forty matched pairs of male/female owners and their strategies for raising finances. The research reveals the importance of adopting a theoretical framework in which the role of gender in the financing of small businesses is considered, and the practical implications for female entrepreneurs, banks and policy-makers.

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