Empresarias Decididas--Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas

Texas Business Review, April 2002

6 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2002

See all articles by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll

Elsie Echeverri-Carroll

University of Texas at Austin - Bureau of Business Research

Maria Daniela Brandazza

University of Texas at Austin

Abstract

Given the relative low incorporation of human capital (in both education and labor force experience), one would expect to find a relatively smaller number of Latin American women entrepreneurial activities than those in the United States and Canada. Do Latin American women in fact experience unique disadvantages that negatively affect the rate of entrepreneurship? We suggest in this paper that they experience both advantages and disadvantages in comparison to their counterparts in the United States and Canada. We point out that we know little about the importance for Latin American women of factors that have proven important to the success of women entrepreneurs in the United States. We propose here that identifying and measuring the relative importance of these factors is the first step to promoting women entrepreneurship in the region.

Keywords: women entrepreneurs; emerging economies; entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13, J16, O54

Suggested Citation

Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie and Brandazza, Daniela, Empresarias Decididas--Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas. Texas Business Review, April 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=306984 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.306984

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Daniela Brandazza

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

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