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dc.contributor.advisorGallo, Peter
dc.contributor.authorKauzlarich (Mizaur), Laura
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-01T14:55:58Z
dc.date.available2020-08-01T14:55:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/127603
dc.description.abstractThrough an explicit feminist lens, this paper examines the roles of gender and household size in both choosing to be an active early-stage entrepreneur in general and also in choosing to be an opportunity-driven entrepreneur versus a needs-based entrepreneur. Rather than highlighting the differences between women and men with regard to gender and household size, this study hypothesizes that those factors are insignificant to those decisions. The complete 2015 Adult Population Survey of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the data source for this analysis. The results indicate that even though gender is statistically significant in both regression models, that variable does not provide any explanatory power in predicting either the choice to be an active early-stage entrepreneur nor in choosing to be an opportunity-driven entrepreneur. Household size is not a significant variable in either regression. Further discussion centers on the inadequacy of relying on statistical significance alone in regression models when interpreting results and on the importance of incorporating explicit feminist perspectives to better understand the phenomenon of women’s entrepreneurship. Recommendations for future research also include incorporating additional structural and contextual variables and mixed research methods into the study of women’s entrepreneurship to gain additional insight into both household dynamics and the macro and meso environments in which women’s entrepreneurship operate.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleWorking Towards (In)Equality: A Social Constructionist Feminist Perspective on the Impact of Gender and Household Size in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Data on Entrepreneurial Decisions and Motivationsen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderLaura Kauzlarich (Mizaur)en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKauzlarich (Mizaur), Laura
dc.degree.levelDBA (Doctorate in Business Administration)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineBusiness Administration (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameDoctorate in Business Administrationen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeRegina, Taylor


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