Empresarias Decididas--Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas
Texas Business Review, April 2002
6 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2002
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
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