- Consulting Editors
- Finance of New industries
- The Returns to Entrepreneurship
- Risk Attitudes and Private Business Equity
- New Firm Financing and Performance
- New Perspectives On Entrepreneurial Capital Structure
- The Capital Structure of Family Firms
- Influence of Internal Factors on the Use of Equity-and Mezzanine-Based Financing in Family Firms
- Planning For Entrepreneurial Finance And Capital: A Critical Review Of The Importance Of Teaching Business Planning
- Funding Gaps
- Availability of Credit to Small Firms Young and Old: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances
- Asymmetric Information, Credit Market Condition, and Entrepreneurial Finance
- Alternative Types Of Entrepreneurial Finance
- Angel Investors and Their Investments
- Firm Growth, Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital
- Why Do Firms Go Public?
- Valuation Of IPOs
- Trade Credit and Its Role in Entrepreneurial Finance
- Factoring and Invoice Financing
- Project Finance
- Hedge Fund Asset-Based Lending
- Business Taxation, Corporate Finance, and Economic Performance
- Financial Capital among Minority-Owned Businesses
- Financing Women-Owned Firms: A Review Of Recent Literature
- International Differences In Entrepreneurial Finance
- Entrepreneurial Finance in Weak Institutional Environments
- Microfinance for Entrepreneurs
- The Past and Future of Innovations in Microfinance
- Index of Names
Abstract and Keywords
This article reviews recent research on the financing strategies of women-owned firms. It focuses narrowly in light of the fact that the number of articles on women-owned firms has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Rather than trying to tackle the full gamut of issues, it chooses instead to focus on the area of financing where recent studies indicate that barriers and differences between women- and men-owned firms persist. The present review of research reveals several important findings and trends such as women's financing strategies and sources are at least partially driven by their motivations and goals and by the types of firms they start to achieve those goals.
Susan Coleman is a professor of finance at the University of Hartford located in West Hartford, Connecticut. She teaches courses in entrepreneurial and corporate finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Coleman's research interests include entrepreneurial and small business finance. She has published extensively on the topic of financing women-owned firms and is frequently quoted in the business press. Dr. Coleman is currently writing a book (with Alicia Robb) entitled A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms.
Alicia Robb is a senior research fellow with the Kauffman Foundation, a research associate with the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a visiting scholar with both the Center for European Economic Research (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung [ZEW]) in Mnnheim, Germany, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her main research interests are entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship by women and minorities, and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Dr. Robb received her MS and PhDd in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as a staff economist for an economic consulting firm and as an economist for the Office of Economic Research in the Small Business Administration and for the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board for Governors. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the co-author of Race and Entrepreneurial Success, published by MIT Press, and is currently working on her second book on entrepreneurial finance and women-owned businesses for Stanford University Press.
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