High-growth entrepreneurship emerges as a crucial phenomenon within the entrepreneurship domain. In turn, the founder’s aspirations and expectations have been proved as chief contributors to firm growth. Since every high-impact firm began as a start-up, the study of growth expectations in new ventures is thus relevant to understanding the phenomenon of high-growth entrepreneurship. At the same time, women’s participation in high-growth firms constitutes a recent and necessary research demand. Based on previous evidence we can expect gender to play a role in the establishment of an entrepreneur’s expectation for high growth. Specifically, we seek to evaluate the direct effect of gender on high-growth expectation, as well as whether the impact of variables explaining high-growth expectation varies by gender. We propose a model of explanatory variables at the individual and organizational level, by integrating two theoretical perspectives: social cognitive theory and the resource-based view.
Ruiz-Arroyo, Matilde; Bojica, Ana M.; and Ruiz-Jiménez, Jenny M.
"HIGH-GROWTH EXPECTATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INSIGHTS FROM A GENDER APPROACH (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 33
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol33/iss19/5