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Candida G. Brush and Tatiana S. Manolova

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Candida G. Brush, Linda F. Edelman and Tatiana S. Manolova

Angel investment plays a crucial role in financing growth-oriented ventures by filling the gap between informal infusions by family and friends and more formal institutional (venture capital) investment. In this chapter we are interested in women’s ability to obtain critical early-stage, angel funding. Using a ‘readiness for funding’ framework and drawing from a proprietary database of 668 firms that over a four-year period sought angel investment from the members of a prominent angel investment group located outside of Boston, MA we compare men-only top management teams to teams which are more diverse. Our findings indicate that despite being more ‘ready’ on many of our readiness indicators, diverse top management teams are not more likely to receive funding compared to their all male counterparts. This suggests that when it comes to angel financing, the effect of top management team diversity is more nuanced and intermediated. Implications are discussed.

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Ulrike Guelich, Amanda Bullough, Tatiana S. Manolova and Leon Schjoedt

In the introductory chapter to the book “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Culture: Socio-cultural context, traditional family roles and self-determination”, compiled in association with the Diana International Project, we present the eight chapters that comprise the book. The eight studies document different aspects of the interactions between gender and culture and their joint influence on women’s entrepreneurship rates and success. We organize the research themes into a framework highlighting three interconnected themes: the role of the socio-cultural context, traditional family roles and the strife for self-determination. This is followed by a presentation of the book chapters and how they collectively explain the influence of culture on women’s entrepreneurship and the influence of women’s entrepreneurship on culture in different regions around the world. We conclude by summarizing the major insights from this collection of studies and by suggesting some directions for future research.

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Women’s Entrepreneurship and Culture

Socio-cultural Context, Traditional Family Roles and Self-determination

Edited by Ulrike Guelich, Amanda Bullough, Tatiana S. Manolova and Leon Schjoedt

Women’s entrepreneurship is an effective way to combat poverty, hunger and disease, to stimulate sustainable business practices, and to promote gender equality. Yet, deeply engrained cultural norms often prescribe gender-specific roles and behaviors that severely constrain the opportunities for women’s entrepreneurial activities. This excellent new volume of work from the Diana Group explores this paradox.
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Tatiana S. Manolova, Candida G. Brush, Linda F. Edelman, Alicia Robb and Friederike Welter

In the introductory chapter to the book we discuss the biological roots of ecosystems and recent work on the entrepreneurship ecosystem concept with a focus on gender. This is followed by a presentation of the chapters in the book and how they collectively elucidate the gendered aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystems and their impact on women entrepreneurs’ growth strategies in different regions around the world. We conclude by summarizing the major insights from this collection of studies and by suggesting some directions for future research.

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Edited by Tatiana S. Manolova, Candida G. Brush, Linda F. Edelman, Alicia Robb and Friederike Welter

The renowned group of international contributors to this book provide analysis of where and how gender plays a role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 11 essays examine how ecosystems influence women entrepreneurs and how women entrepreneurs influence their local ecosystems, both cross-nationally and through in-depth country studies.
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Tatiana S. Manolova, Linda F. Edelman, Candida G. Brush and Beate Rotefoss