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Invitation to Showcase Symposium: Gender Inequity in Entrepreneurship: Understanding Barriers, Boundary Conditions, and Opportunities (session 142)

  • 1.  Invitation to Showcase Symposium: Gender Inequity in Entrepreneurship: Understanding Barriers, Boundary Conditions, and Opportunities (session 142)

    Posted 6 days ago
    Dear all,

    I am writing to cordially invite you all to the AOM 2022 Presenter Showcase Symposium "Gender Inequity in Entrepreneurship: Understanding Barriers, Boundary Conditions, and Opportunities (session 142)" in Seattle. Look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Date: Friday, Aug 5 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time (UTC-7) (in-person only)
    Location: Seattle Convention Center Room 618
    Link to the AOM conference page: Click here

    Overview:
    Achieving gender equity in entrepreneurship is a pressing societal concern. A growing number of studies have provided consistent evidence for gender disparities and barriers for female entrepreneurs. Yet, research also suggests that under certain conditions, tied to the unique features of the entrepreneurship context, there may also be a female advantage in venture evaluations and funding outcomes. In this symposium, we hone in on this burgeoning line of inquiry by bringing together four presentations that investigate when and why a female (dis)advantage emerges and how certain features of this context help
    to mitigate gender bias. Based on a diverse array of methods (archival, experimental, and video metrics) and samples (angel investors, accelerators, and cofounders), the presentations highlight novel mechanisms underlying gender bias in entrepreneurship settings. Overall, this symposium aims to 1) offer actionable insights for recognizing and addressing gender bias in entrepreneurship and 2) identify new directions for gender research more broadly.

    Authors and Papers:
    #1: Women Entrepreneurs Don't Ask (For Enough) in the Entrepreneurial Negotiation Process?: Divergent Effects of Funding Request Amount on Getting a Deal and Funding Received

    Anyi Ma (Tulane University)
    Rebecca Ponce de Leon (Columbia Business School)
    Ashleigh Rosette (Duke University)

    #2: Fitting in or Not: The Effects of Masculinity Displays by Female Entrepreneurs on Venture Evaluation
    Soojin Oh (Pennsylvania State University)
    Aparna Joshi (Pennsylvania State University)

    #3: Playing the Part: How the Functional Titles of Male and Female Cofounders Affect Funding in Mixed-Gender Founding Teams

    Steven Gray (University of Texas at Austin)*
    Melanie Milovac (INSEAD)*
    *shared first-authorship
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    #4: "Gender Diversity Matching" Helps Ventures Raise Funding: Evidence from a Natural Experiment on Techstars Cohorts
    ​Dana Kanze (London Business School)

    Alessandro Piazza (Rice University)

    Discussant: 
    Andrew P. Knight (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Organizer: ​
    Soojin Oh (Pennsylvania State University)




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    Soojin Oh
    Pennsylvania State U.
    University Park PA
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