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dc.contributor.authorKwapisz, Agnieszka
dc.identifier.citationKwapisz, A. (2021). What do female and male entrepreneurs value in business accelerators?. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.en_US
dc.descriptionThe version of record is available at The full citation is as follows: [What do female and male entrepreneurs value in business accelerators?. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing 37, 6 p1208-1221 (2021)]. 'This author accepted manuscript is deposited under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) licence. This means that anyone may distribute, adapt, and build upon the work for non-commercial purposes, subject to full attribution. If you wish to use this manuscript for commercial purposes, please contact'en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose. Business accelerators facilitate new venture creation, and most research on the subject focuses on the performance of accelerated ventures. This paper aims to understand what entrepreneurs value in business accelerators and how this differs for women- and men-led ventures. The authors suggest that venture growth stage may play a mediating role in these relationships. Design/methodology/approach. The authors use the resource-based view perspective to develop models of women- and men-led ventures’ valuation for business accelerator services. They also draw upon a database of 2,000 US entrepreneurs. Findings. The authors found that, compared to men, women entrepreneurs place greater value on knowledge transfer benefits (i.e. business skills education) but lower value on networking benefits offered by accelerators. However, there are no significant differences in the valuations for these services between genders for high-growth ventures. Additionally, compared to men, women leading high-growth ventures place greater value on access to potential investors or funders. Practical implications. This research serves as a practical guide for accelerator administrators and marketers who seek to adjust their business support offerings based on the value placed for the services by different populations of entrepreneurs. Originality/value. The authors provide a business accelerator user’s perspective and highlight differences in valuation of accelerator services by women- and men-led ventures at different stages of venture growth.en_US
dc.subjectbusiness supporten_US
dc.subjectwomen-led venturesen_US
dc.subjecthigh-growth venturesen_US
dc.subjectresource-based theoryen_US
dc.titleWhat do female and male entrepreneurs value in business accelerators?en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Business & Industrial Marketingen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Businessen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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