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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 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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