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Gender differences in new venture financing: evidence from equity crowdfunding in Latin America

Antonella Francesca Cicchiello (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Campus di Piacenza e Cremona, Piacenza, Italy)
Amirreza Kazemikhasragh (Program of Studies on Asia and Africa (PUEAA), National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico)
Stefano Monferrà (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Campus di Piacenza e Cremona, Piacenza, Italy)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 30 November 2020

Issue publication date: 19 May 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper aims to understand whether gender disparity has an impact on the likelihood of obtaining equity crowdfunding financing in Latin America.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses a unique database of 492 projects from different equity crowdfunding platforms in Latin America over a period of 2013–2017.

Findings

Results indicate that the involvement of at least one woman in the board of firms seeking equity financing increases campaigns' success significantly. Team gender has no impact on the project's likelihood to experience overfunding.

Originality/value

The paper sheds light on women's access to crowdfunding financing in Latin America, not yet considered so far.

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Citation

Cicchiello, A.F., Kazemikhasragh, A. and Monferrà, S. (2022), "Gender differences in new venture financing: evidence from equity crowdfunding in Latin America", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 1175-1197. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-03-2020-0302

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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