Teams in New Ventures: Gender, Human Capital and Motivation

Journal article


Cerqueti, R., Lucarelli, C., Marinelli, N. and Micozzi, A. (2020). Teams in New Ventures: Gender, Human Capital and Motivation. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
AuthorsCerqueti, R., Lucarelli, C., Marinelli, N. and Micozzi, A.
Abstract

Purpose- This paper dismantles the idea that sex per se explains entrepreneurial outcomes and demonstrates the influence of a gendered motivation on forging and shaping new venture teams, which is a disruptive choice affecting the future of start-ups.
Methods- A two-level research model is validated on data from the PSED II, with a system of simultaneous equations. Firstly, we test if team features affect the performance of new ventures; then, we investigate determinants of team features with a focus on sex and motivation of nascent entrepreneurs.
Findings- Human capital (HC) in terms of education and experience of team members consistently explains
venture evolution only when considering the larger team of affiliates. The HC gathered by nascent
entrepreneurs is not due to the simplistic sex condition, but rather to a gendered motivation related to the
inferior need of achievement of women.
Research limitations- Limitations of discretionary scoring assigned to items of the PSED II survey are
present, but unavoidable when processing qualitative data.
Social and Practical implications- Women need to be (culturally) educated on how to re-balance their
personal motivation towards entrepreneurship by fostering their incentives for achievement. Political and
educational programs could trigger success in the creation of new businesses led by women.
Originality/value- This paper contributes to the literature on nascent entrepreneurship, focusing on the
entrepreneurial teams in the initial phase of business creation, and provides the basis for further studies
aimed at eradicating the stereotypes of gender roles that lead women to self-exclusion and organizational
errors.

Keywordsteam; start-up; nascent entrepreneur; gender; motivation
Year2020
JournalInternational Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship
PublisherEmerald
ISSN1756-6266
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1108/IJGE-07-2019-0115
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Jan 2020
Deposited11 Feb 2020
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CC BY-NC 4.0
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