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Michael J. Pisani ;AD-minister 2013, 23

Autor: Marisela Santiago-Castro

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=322329207007


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AD-minister ISSN: 1692-0279 ad-minister@eafit.edu.co Universidad EAFIT Colombia Santiago-Castro, Marisela; Pisani, Michael J. An Initial Review of the Characteristics and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico AD-minister, núm.
23, julio-diciembre, 2013, pp.
131-150 Universidad EAFIT Medellín, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=322329207007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative An Initial Review of the Characteristics and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico Características y determinantes de mujeres empresarias en Puerto Rico: una mirada inicial M arisela Santiago -Castro1 M ichael J.
P isani 2 Received: 15-07-2013 Acepted: 02-09-2013 Abstract This paper outlines the characteristics and determinants of Puerto Rican f e m a l e e n t r e p r e n e u r s in 2007.
This study utilizes data from the Adult Population Survey (APS) for 2007 from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Project.
We find that female entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico are most likely sole owners of their business establishment, face many loc al competitors, and do not gener all y export their goods or services outside of the Island.
The primary motivation for business start-up was business opportunism along with a personal goal of greater independence at the workplace. Education serves as a fundamental determinant of female entrepreneurship. Keywords: Women; entrepreneurship; female entrepreneurship; GEM; Puerto Rico. JEL classification: D12, F23, L26, 1 PhD., Professor of Accounting Faculty of Business Administration, University of Puerto Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, E-mail: msantiago1@upr.edu 2 PhD., Professor of International Business Central Michigan University, Michigan, Unite...





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