The paper aims at answering the following question: Why do companies that are run by women are smaller than companies that are run by males? While recent researches states that women entrepreneurs either do not really want to run big companies or do not have access to the same resources as their male counterparts, we assume that such a question can be solved through the concept of imprinting and its impact on growth intention. The imprinting effect refers to organizational characteristics as well as characteristics of the entrepreneurial team of the company at the early stage of its creation. Therefore, here, we aim at identifying the trace of any imprinting – individual or organizational - effect on the intention the entrepreneur has to make his / her company grow.
Le loarne, Séverine; Mangematin, Vincent; and Belkhouja, Mustapha
"BORN TO GROW? THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL IMPRINTING ON GROWTH INTENTION ACROSS GENDER (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 35
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol35/iss3/13