Katia Giusepponi – University of Macerata – Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, P.le Bertelli 1, c.da Vallebona, 62100 Macerata, Italy
Ernesto Tavoletti – University of Macerata – Department of Political Sciences, Communication and International Relations, Piazza Strambi 1, 62100 Macerata, Italy
Role of women in startups
Abstract: The work investigates the role of women as co-founders of globally successful startups, particularly their impact on the company’s mission and vision. The authors’ initial research on entrepreneurial and organizational profiles in top startups worldwide underlined that the presence of women as co-founders of globally successful startups is very limited (Giusepponi, Tavoletti & Tosi, 2019). The study presented here highlights that a female presence in the founding team supports the sharing of the vision and the effectiveness of the mission, and these elements are reflected in the organizational culture, specifically in the sense of corporate belonging and cohesion. This study is based on secondary sources derived from advanced analyses in terms of connections between variables within the startups studied. From an advancement perspective, the research could be deepened by studying other impact profiles and, considering that it is here limited to 109 top global startups, extended to other entrepreneurial realities.
8th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2022 – Selected Papers: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Online-Virtual (Prague, Czech Republic), May 26, 2022
ERAZ Selected Papers published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia
ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; AMBIS University, Prague – Czech Republic; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia
ERAZ Conference 2022 Selected Papers: ISBN 978-86-80194-61-5 ISSN 2683-5568, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.S.P.2022
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