The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) shows that 126 million women in 67 economies started and managed businesses in 2012. Yet, in nearly all of the 67 economies the rate of men’s venture creation is higher than that of women. Notwithstanding a growing body of literature and notable initiatives (namely the Diana Project, which since 1999 has worked to grow research in the field), there remains a comparative paucity of theoretically grounded research on the topic.
Brush, C.; de Bruin, A.; Welter, F. (2014): Advancing theory development in venture creation: signposts for understanding gender, in: Lewis, K.; Henry, C.; Gatewood, E.; Watson, J. (Hrsg.): Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. An International Multi-Level Research Analysis, Cheltenham, S.11-31.