Gender Differences in Competitiveness, Risk Tolerance, and other Personality Traits: Do they contribute to the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship?

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This study empirically investigates whether personality traits that can be matched to the tasks of entrepreneurs predispose men and women to entrepreneurship and whether gender differences in these personality traits contribute to the gender gap in entrepreneurship. Using data obtained from a recent large scale survey of individuals in 36 countries, we find… (More)

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@inproceedings{Boente2012GenderDI, title={Gender Differences in Competitiveness, Risk Tolerance, and other Personality Traits: Do they contribute to the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship?}, author={Werner Boente and Monika Piegeler}, year={2012} }