This paper examines economic trends and spatial location patterns for female high-technology entrepreneurs in four U.S. regions. The results show that women entrepreneurs are more likely to start firms in female-typed high-tech sectors than in male-typed high-tech sectors. Female-typed high-tech firms are smaller and less profitable than their male-typed counterparts. The examination of intra-metropolitan location patterns of women-owned high-tech firms revealed a tilt towards the suburbs. The male-typed high-tech firms tend to cluster in regional high-tech corridors thereby taking advantage of important resources and localization economies. The findings confirm previous studies about the female nature of women’s business ownership.
"ECONOMIC TRENDS AND LOCATION PATTERNS OF WOMEN HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURS,"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 26
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol26/iss11/1