Women’s Entrepreneurship in Global and Local Contexts
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Women’s Entrepreneurship in Global and Local Contexts

Edited by Cristina Díaz-García, Candida G. Brush, Elizabeth G. Gatewood and Friederike Welter

Written by leading scholars from a wide range of countries, this book advances the understanding of women's entrepreneurship by drawing attention to the contexts in which they operate. With its impact on gendered institutions and gendered social forces, it will be of interest for researchers, faculty and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners. It is the fifth in the series of books produced in partnership with the Diana International Research Network.
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Chapter 14: Women entrepreneurs and performance: evidence from Italy

Michela Mari, Sara Poggesi and Luisa De Vita

Abstract

This chapter investigates how personal, environmental and social context variables influence Italian female firms’ performance. Results show that some personal and environmental variables, traditionally influencing European and North American female firms’ performance, are statistically significant in the case of Italy. Moreover, differently from our hypotheses, the role of the family does not seem to affect the analysed firms’ performance.

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