Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland

 

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dc.creator Brixiova, Zuzana
dc.creator Kangoye, Thierry
dc.date 2015-10-01T10:23:29Z
dc.date 2015-10-01T10:23:29Z
dc.date Brixiová, Z., Kangoye, T. (2015). Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 155. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.date 2015-09
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-06T10:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-06T10:55:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-06
dc.identifier 978-1-928281-16-0
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/788
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/788
dc.description This paper contributes to closing a knowledge gap on gender, entrepreneurship and development by linking the entrepreneurial productivity to start-up capital and skills. The empirical analysis of a survey of entrepreneurs in Swaziland confirmed the importance of start-up capital for sales. Women entrepreneurs have smaller start-up capital and are less likely to fund it from the formal sector than their men counterparts, pointing to a possible room for policy interventions. Further, business training is positively associated with sales performance of men entrepreneurs, but has no effect on women. However, this does not call for abolishing training programs for women entrepreneurs. Instead their design and targeting should be revisited.
dc.description The authors thank Mina Baliamoune, Zoroabel Bicaba, Phindile Dlamini, Nomusa Dlamini-Tibane, Thandy Khumalo, Wenli Li, Zodwa Mabuza, Neil Rankin and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane for discussions and contributions at various stages of this paper. Earlier versions were presented at the 2014 ASSA Meetings (Philadelphia) and at the African Development Bank. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect views of their respective institutions of affiliation. This was paper was also published as IZA Discussion Paper No. 9273
dc.language en
dc.relation Saldru Working Paper;155
dc.subject Gender and entrepreneurship
dc.subject Start-up capital
dc.subject Skills
dc.subject Training
dc.subject Multivariate analysis
dc.title Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland
dc.type Working Paper
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working Paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2017-06-06 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Gender and entrepreneurship KW - Start-up capital KW - Skills KW - Training KW - Multivariate analysis LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 T1 - Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland TI - Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/788 ER - en_ZA


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