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ARE THERE GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CHINESE ENTREPRENEUERS?

Gao, Hao LU (2011) NEKM04 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
The author analyzes the differences between Chinese female entrepreneurs and their
male counterparts and also looks at how these differences affect company
performance. The author’s study shows that Chinese female entrepreneurs are more
risk averse, have less horizontal social capital, are less innovative and make more
major decisions by themselves, compared to their male counterparts. There is no
gender difference in economic resources, human resources or vertical social capital,
except that there are more women involved in party membership. However, only the
female’s management style is found to be significantly negatively correlated with
performance. Further study on performance should focus on gender-similar traits of
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The author analyzes the differences between Chinese female entrepreneurs and their
male counterparts and also looks at how these differences affect company
performance. The author’s study shows that Chinese female entrepreneurs are more
risk averse, have less horizontal social capital, are less innovative and make more
major decisions by themselves, compared to their male counterparts. There is no
gender difference in economic resources, human resources or vertical social capital,
except that there are more women involved in party membership. However, only the
female’s management style is found to be significantly negatively correlated with
performance. Further study on performance should focus on gender-similar traits of
Chinese entrepreneurs rather than gender-difference. And female entrepreneurship
should be promoted in China for inclusive social development. (Less)
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author
Gao, Hao LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKM04 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Female entrepreneurs, gender difference, gender performance, Chinese female entrepreneur
language
English
id
1897694
date added to LUP
2011-05-16 15:45:04
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2011-05-16 15:45:04
@misc{1897694,
  abstract     = {The author analyzes the differences between Chinese female entrepreneurs and their
male counterparts and also looks at how these differences affect company
performance. The author’s study shows that Chinese female entrepreneurs are more
risk averse, have less horizontal social capital, are less innovative and make more
major decisions by themselves, compared to their male counterparts. There is no
gender difference in economic resources, human resources or vertical social capital,
except that there are more women involved in party membership. However, only the
female’s management style is found to be significantly negatively correlated with
performance. Further study on performance should focus on gender-similar traits of
Chinese entrepreneurs rather than gender-difference. And female entrepreneurship
should be promoted in China for inclusive social development.},
  author       = {Gao, Hao},
  keyword      = {Female entrepreneurs,gender difference,gender performance,Chinese
female entrepreneur},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {ARE THERE GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CHINESE ENTREPRENEUERS?},
  year         = {2011},
}