Abstract

Women entrepreneurs face unique barriers to entrepreneurial success, particularly accessing funding and being perceived as credible by the society. Limited studies have examined how these challenges can be met by women entrepreneurs. To fill the void in this area, we examine how entrepreneurs’ social capital, reputational capital, and human capital are related to entrepreneurial success. Further, since resources alone cannot bestow advantages until an entrepreneur can deploy them effectively to create competitive advantage, we examine whether an entrepreneur’s social competence moderates the positive relationship between an entrepreneur’s resources and the entrepreneurial success.

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