Gender, Social Networks, and Microenterprise
This article aims to find if female micro-entrepreneurs have different social networks that affect their business performance from males. This article uses the longitudinal Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamic (PSED) II data set (2005-2011) in the U.S. The key finding is that even in cases where female micro-entrepreneurs gained the same number of weak ties and resources from their networks as their male counterparts, their weak ties and gained resources did not help them to improve their business performance unlike their male counterparts. Implications for Microenterprise Development Programs and future studies are informed.
Kim, Seon Mi
"Gender, Social Networks, and Microenterprise: Differences in Network Effects on Business Performance,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 46
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol46/iss3/2