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Gender and business performance of Kuwait small firms A comparative approach

Gender and business performance of Kuwait small firms A comparative approach The performance of Kuwaiti small firms was examined, with specific attention paid to gender as a differentiating factor. Differences and similarities between the two gender groups were discussed with respect to human capital variables, family situation factors, business characteristics, and financial performance indicators. The results showed that women had less business experience, higher education levels, and were older than their male counterparts. Furthermore, the results showed that womenowned firms suffered from liability of newness and their financial performance was significantly lower than menowned firms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Commerce and Management Emerald Publishing

Gender and business performance of Kuwait small firms A comparative approach

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1056-9219
DOI
10.1108/10569210480000185
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Abstract

The performance of Kuwaiti small firms was examined, with specific attention paid to gender as a differentiating factor. Differences and similarities between the two gender groups were discussed with respect to human capital variables, family situation factors, business characteristics, and financial performance indicators. The results showed that women had less business experience, higher education levels, and were older than their male counterparts. Furthermore, the results showed that womenowned firms suffered from liability of newness and their financial performance was significantly lower than menowned firms.

Journal

International Journal of Commerce and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 30, 2004

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