TITLE

OUTSIDE SUPPORT AS THE ENTREPRENEUR'S LAST RESORT? DIFFERENCES IN DETERMINANTS OF USE OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS BY MALE AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE U.S

AUTHOR(S)
Yusuf, Juita-Elena (Wie)
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study explores why some entrepreneurs use outside assistance programs while others do not. According to the theoretical framework, entrepreneurs use these programs to extend their resources, but only as a last resort when preferred sources of support, the start-up team and personal network, are unavailable or incapable. Results are not supportive of this theory. Outside assistance does not appear to be used to compensate for resource deficiencies. The availability and capacity of the start-up team and personal network do not seem to influence entrepreneurs' use of outside assistance. There are gender differences in the determinants of assistance program use.
ACCESSION #
31131570

 

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