Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
©2015 Mallika Srinivasan
Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important to the success of global economies. As a result, this paper assesses the similarities and differences between male and female entrepreneurs in facets that are fundamental to the practice; risk-tolerance, communication and leadership styles. Literature on the subject suggests that men and women differ in these three aspects. Men emerge as entrepreneurs more frequently than women, which has partially been accredited to socialization. Moreover, women are exposed to fewer social and financial resources and opportunities. However, the data suggest that women are equally capable as entrepreneurs. This paper analyzes the interaction of innate psychological qualities and societal influences in the context of entrepreneurship. It proceeds to provide implications and suggestions in order to increase gender diversity and provide equal opportunity.
Srinivasan, Mallika, "Differences in Risk-Taking, Communication and Leadership Styles between Male and Female Entrepreneurs" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1095.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.