Does gender matter for corporate entrepreneurship? A cross-countries study

Ruiz, Linda Elizabeth, Amorós, José Ernesto and Guerrero, Maribel (2023) Does gender matter for corporate entrepreneurship? A cross-countries study. Small Business Economics, 60 (3). pp. 929-946. ISSN 0921-898X

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The accumulated knowledge about corporate entrepreneurship has provided a better understanding of its antecedents and consequences. Corporate entrepreneurship activities are strongly related to incremental or disruptive innovation processes. However, academic debates demand a novel conceptual framework to understand the gendered workforce’s contribution to corporate entrepreneurship initiatives worldwide. This study hypothesizes that a gendered workforce has similar capabilities (skills, ability to detect opportunities, and networks) to engage in corporate entrepreneurship. Therefore, any gender differences could be explained by the influence of country-level conditions (gender equality levels, culture, and social norms). We tested these hypotheses with a sample of 50,550 employees from 50 countries. Our results support these hypotheses extending the corporate entrepreneurship literature and provoking an interesting discussion to academics, managers, employees, and policymakers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate entrepreneurship, Diversified workforce, Gender, Gender equality, Feminist theory
Subjects: L100 Economics
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 15:21
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2023 14:45

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