Does Gender Matter for the Entrepreneurship Fairy Tale? An Analysis of Chinese Unicorn Start-ups

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  • Start-up ecosystems around the world have created a large number of successful and innovative unicorn companies in recent years. Our research note focuses on the case of China and offers a global comparative perspective on the current status of Chinese unicorn start-ups and their founding structure. We identify a predominantly male unicorn founding structure and illustrate a worrying decline of female entrepreneurship in China.

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Author: Doris FischerORCiD, Anna-Katharina SchaperORCiD
Document Type:Working Paper
Faculties:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Philosophische Fakultät (Histor., philolog., Kultur- und geograph. Wissensch.) / Institut für Kulturwissenschaften Ost- und Südasiens
Parent Title (English):CBE Research Notes
Year of Completion:2021
Series (Serial Number):CBE Research Note (2/2021)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Tag:China; Start-up; Women entrepreneurs; economics; entrepreneurship; female entrepreneurs; unicorns
JEL-Classification:M Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
P Economic Systems / P5 Comparative Economic Systems / P52 Comparative Studies of Particular Economies
Release Date:2021/09/08
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-SA: Creative-Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung, Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International