Sunday, April 06, 2014

If You Start a Business, Lead it

A new study, "Who’s the Boss? Explaining Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurial Teams," published in the journal American Sociological Review, is one of the first to explore the emergence of gender roles in new businesses.  The author's findings indicate women who start new businesses with men are less likely to lead it. And when they co-found a business with their husbands, they have even fewer chances to be in charge, a study finds.
"This study raises awareness of the conditions that limit women's access and also makes us aware of what might be done to increase the likelihood that women will attain positions of authority," explained [co-author] Tiantian Yang, a graduate student in department of sociology at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill.
Read the entire article:  Why women entrepreneurs fail in husband-run firms

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