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Gender and business performance of Kuwait small firms: A comparative approach

Abdullah Kh. Alowaihan (Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, Kuwait University)

International Journal of Commerce and Management

ISSN: 1056-9219

Article publication date: 30 November 2004

Abstract

The performance of Kuwaiti small firms was examined, with specific attention paid to gender as a differentiating factor. Differences and similarities between the two gender groups were discussed with respect to human capital variables, family situation factors, business characteristics, and financial performance indicators. The results showed that women had less business experience, higher education levels, and were older than their male counterparts. Furthermore, the results showed that women‐owned firms suffered from liability of newness and their financial performance was significantly lower than men‐owned firms.

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Alowaihan, A.K. (2004), "Gender and business performance of Kuwait small firms: A comparative approach", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 14 No. 3/4, pp. 69-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/10569210480000185

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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