publication . Article . 2014

THE BITTER TRUTH: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BLACK MALE AND BLACK FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

SHERRHONDA R. GIBBS;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, volume 19, page 1,450,006 (issn: 1084-9467, eissn: 1793-706X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Abstract
<jats:p> The paper examines variables stated to be central to entrepreneurial success and reports differences between black male and black female entrepreneurs. Variables studied include task-specific efficacy, firm performance and opportunity recognition. Using a sample of 85 males and 58 females, results indicated that although black male and female entrepreneurs are somewhat similar in terms of business environment and demographics (e.g., education levels, years of business industry experience, likelihood of having a business mentor, etc.), black females trailed black male entrepreneurs in firm performance, task-specific efficacy and opportunity recognition. ...
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free text keywords: Black entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs, opportunity recognition, task-specific efficacy, firm performance, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management, Demographics, Economics, Black male, Social psychology, Business environment, Female entrepreneurs
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