Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship
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Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship

Edited by Léo-Paul Dana

This unique reference book provides an array of diverse perspectives on international entrepreneurship, a new and emerging field of research that blends concepts and methodologies from more traditional social sciences. The Handbook includes chapters written by top researchers of economics and sociology, as well as academic leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship and international business. State-of-the-art contributions provide up-to-date literature reviews, making this book essential for the researcher of entrepreneurship and the internationalisation of entrepreneurs.
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Chapter 4: Women, Age and Money: International Entrepreneurship Theory in the Work of Candida G. Brush

Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova


Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova Candida G. Brush is one of the leading scholars in the area of international entrepreneurship. Her numerous contributions to the field include one of the earliest attempts to define the domain of the phenomenon, pioneering work on the effects of firm age on internationalization, as well as an impressive body of research exploring gender effects on new venture creation worldwide. Her recent work investigates gender-based differences in the access to venture capital as part of the DIANA project (Diana Project, 2001),1 and studies the effects of international sources capital on the growth trajectories of entrepreneurial new ventures. This chapter is based on a comprehensive literature review of Candida G. Brush’s research in the area of international entrepreneurship. Three main themes of Brush’s research are presented: the internationalization of new and small ventures, comparative entrepreneurship and equity financing effects on entrepreneurial growth. The literature review is complemented by a recent (2002) semi-structured interview with the author, in which she discusses the motivations for and the evolution of her research interests. She also provides a perspective on the future research agenda in the field of international entrepreneurship. The chapter is structured as follows. It starts with an account, in Brush’s own words, of what triggered her interest in international entrepreneurship. In the following sections, the main themes of her work in the area of international entrepreneurship are presented. The literature review is enriched with excerpts from the interview...

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