Effects Of Gender Diversity On The Growth Of The Firms In The Incubators73

Akyüz , Mürsel (2012) Effects Of Gender Diversity On The Growth Of The Firms In The Incubators73. In: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, May 31 - June 01 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Factors affecting the growth of the firms are usually divided into three groups. These are factors related firms, factors related entrepreneurial, and industry – related factors. Gender diversity is a entrepreneurial – based factor. In this study we investigated the effect of gender diversity on the growth of the firms. So far, in empirical studies being male or female entrepreneurs are found to be an impact on firm performance. It appears from studies that survival probabilities of firms founded by women are lower than those firms founded by male entrepreneurs and firms which established by women entrepreneurs grow more slowly than firms established by male entrepreneurs was concluded. To measure the impact of gender diversity on growth performance of firms we used data of business incubation firms in Turkey. Face to face interviews were conducted with companies operating in the 12 Business Incubators around the Turkey. The sample of this study is firms still active in business incubators, firms are closing left and was graduated from Business Incubators. In the application part of the study we investigated Tobit Regression Model to measure the effect of the gender diversity on the growth of the firms. Based on findings, gender diversity was concluded to be effective on the growth of the firms in a meaningful way. Keywords: Firm Growth, gender diversity, entrepreneurs, firm survival, incubators.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 14:42
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 14:42
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1352

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