Analyzing the Influence of Gender Upon High Technology Venturing Within the Context of Business Incubation

Susan Marlow, Maura McAdam

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Abstract

We explore the influence of sex role attribution and associated gendered ascriptions upon the entrepreneurial experiences of a female high-technology business owner operating within the context of business incubation. Our literature analysis and empirical evidence suggest that stereotypical gendered expectations surrounding incubated high-technology venturing reproduce masculine norms of entrepreneurial behavior. The adoption of a gendered perspective to explore the experience of business incubation responds to contemporary calls to embed feminist analyses within the entrepreneurial field of enquiry. Furthermore, we draw upon evidence from a detailed case study informed by a life history narrative to explore a female entrepreneur's experience of incubated high-technology entrepreneurship. © 2011 Baylor University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-676
Number of pages22
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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