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Women Entrepreneurs: How They Fare Across The Globe And Why

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Executive Summary

Women entrepreneurship matters - for individuals, communities, and countries as well. In recent years the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced that of men in the U.S. In a comprehensive paper, Maria Minniti, holder of the Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School of Business, takes stock of what has been learned so far about female entrepreneurship, and what more needs to be done. Studying women entrepreneurs sheds light on entrepreneurship and wealth creation, employment choices, human capital, labor market dynamics, family dynamics and employment, business creation and peace, to name a few.

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