Society in general needs to have better access to research results. On this page, you will find summaries of research articles that have studied the topic of women in entrepreneurship.

We ask men to win and women not to lose: closing the gender gap in startup funding

Kanze, D., Huang, L., Conley, M. A., & Higgins, E. T. (2018). Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 586-614.

Why are there funding disparities between male and female entrepreneurs? The authors of this study demonstrate that a gender bias in the questions investors ask to entrepreneurs results in different funding outcomes for entrepreneurs. 

Read the original article or our summary of the article (PDF, 200 Ko).


Hebert, C. (2019). (Job Market Paper). 

The article examines the factors driving discrimination behaviors among equity investors.

Read the original article or our summary of the article (PDF, 110 Ko).

Passion for entrepreneurship or passion for the product? a conjoint analysis of angel and vc decision-making

Warnick, B. J., Murnieks, C. Y., McMullen, J. S., & Brooks, W. T. (2018). Journal of Business Venturing, 33(3), 315-332.

The present study aims to analyse the relationship between entrepreneurs’ passion and the funding decisions.

Read the original article or our summary of the article (PDF, 195 Ko).

The summaries have been written by Rawane Yasser, Research Assistant for the Women in Business Chair. The researchers who wrote the original articles are independent from the Chair.

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