Start-up conditions and the performance of women-and men-controlled businesses in manufacturing industries

Otilia Driga, Diego Prior

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Abstract

Recent research into the economic performance of women-controlled firms suggests that their underperformance may not be the result of differences in the managerial ability of women as compared to men, and that it may in fact be a consequence of differing levels of start-up resources. Using accounting data, we examine the effects that selected start-up conditions have had on the observed economic performance of a sample of 4450 Spanish manufacturing firms. The results, which indicate significant differences in the initial conditions and show lower levels of assets and employee numbers in women-controlled firms, have implications for the economic performance of such firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-123
JournalRevista de Contabilidad-Spanish Accounting Review
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Financial debt
  • Firm size
  • Growth
  • Initial resources
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Performance
  • Women controlled firms

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