Start-Up Capital and Women’s Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland

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Show simple item record Brixiová, Zuzana Kangoye, Thierry 2016-10-19T12:28:18Z 2016-10-19T12:28:18Z 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation Brixiová, Z., Kangoye, T. (2016). Start-Up Capital and Women’s Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 192. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-53-5
dc.description.abstract This paper examines gender differences in entrepreneurial performance and their links with start-up capital utilizing a search model and empirical analysis of survey of entrepreneurs from Swaziland. The results show that entrepreneurs of both genders with higher start-up capital record better sales performance than those with smaller amounts of capital. For women entrepreneurs, formal finance sources of start-up capital are also associated with higher sales. However, as in other developing countries, women entrepreneurs in Swaziland have smaller start-up capital and are less likely to fund it from formal sources than men. Among women entrepreneurs, those with college education and confident in their skills tend to start their firms with higher amounts of capital. Professional support also matters, as women with such support are more likely to fund their start-up capital from the formal financial sector. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This is a substantively expanded and modified version of the paper presented at a seminar at the African Development Bank (April 2015) and at the 2016 Royal Economic Society Conference (March) and published in the Journal of Business Venturing Insights. We thank Dimo Dimov for insightful comments that improved the paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Papers;192
dc.subject women’s entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject start-up capital en_US
dc.subject search model en_US
dc.subject multivariate analysis en_US
dc.title Start-Up Capital and Women’s Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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