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Female underperformance or goal-oriented behavior?

Watson, John and Stuetzer, Michael and Zolin, Roxanne (2017): Female underperformance or goal-oriented behavior? Published in: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship , Vol. 9, No. 4 (2017): pp. 298-318.

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The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating effect of an owner’s growth goal on the relationship between the gender of new venture owners and the growth outcomes of their ventures. This is a quantitative study using a large, national database and structural equation modelling. Findings indicate that the negative relationship between gender and growth outcomes is fully mediated by the growth goals of new venture owners, their available internal resources, and the amount of time and money they are able (prepared) to invest in their new venture.

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