gender equality

Entrepreneurial intentions of business students: a matter of masculinity and femininity

Vercruysse, D., & Birkner, S. (2021). Entrepreneurial intentions of business students : a matter of masculinity and femininity. EUROPEAN BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, 7(3), 72–84.

At universities and university colleges there are various courses that focus on stimulating entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurship, but how do students score on these variables? This paper shows that some students have more entrepreneurial intentions than others. Differences in sex but also in masculinity and femininity are examined, and whether these variables have an influence on these entrepreneurial intentions. Previously conflicting results on the impact of sex on entrepreneurial intent may be resolved if future studies are enriched with socially constructed gender variables, such as masculinity and femininity.

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