Journal article

Are international small business owners really that different?

Sarah Gundlach, Andre Sammartino

Cross Cultural & Strategic Management | Emerald | Published : 2019


Purpose: This paper investigates the impact of individual traits and attributes on the entrepreneurial and internationalization actions of Australian businesswomen, many of whom run small businesses. Design/methodology/approach: This exploratory quantitative study interrogates a survey of 323 Australian businesswomen. The study explores two micro-foundational relationships– (1) personality and capability assessment differences between female business owners and their employed counterparts, and (2) the impact of such traits and assessments on their internationalization. Differentials in perceptions of barriers to internationalization are also investigated. Findings: The study finds few di..

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