This empirical study explores the relationship between women entrepreneurs’ motives to start a venture and new venture growth. First, we explore the role of human agency in determining the outcomes of entrepreneurial action. Second, we illustrate why growth may not be an appropriate measure of entrepreneurial performance, especially for female-owned ventures. Third, we shed some light onto the question of why women-owned ventures generally have lower growth rates than those owned by men.
Villanueva, Jaume and Pavone, Carla
"THE EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL MOTIVES ON GROWTH: A STUDY OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 26
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol26/iss11/7