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Financing and performance of female-owned firms in Middle Eastern and African Economies

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Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina y Lutz, Stefan (2017) Financing and performance of female-owned firms in Middle Eastern and African Economies. [ Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE); nº 09, 2017, ISSN: 2341-2356 ] (No publicado)

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Empirical evidence suggests that lack of access to financing is a major constraint to performance by female-owned firms in most countries. Firm performance, financing structure, and constraints have been well explored for firms in developed economies but this is not the case for firms in developing economies, especially in Africa and the Middle-East. Largely due to lack of data availability, existing literature on African firms has presented some survey-based evidence on firm performance and financing structures while detailed financial evidence is lacking. This paper aims at filling this research gap. We identify female-owned firms and examine the impact of ownership structure on financing and firm performance. We use cross-sectional financial data covering 25,500 companies in the Middle East and Africa for the years 2006 to 2014. Our results reveal a clear, but perhaps surprising, gender-specific pattern.


Tipo de documento:Documento de trabajo o Informe técnico
Palabras clave:Gender, Ownership, Firm profitability, Financing structure, MENA, Africa, FDI, Globalization.
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Administración de empresas
Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Economía internacional
JEL:F20, J16, L22, M10
Título de serie o colección:Documentos de Trabajo del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico (ICAE)
Volumen:2017
Número:09
Código ID:41075
Depositado:01 Feb 2017 13:11
Última Modificación:01 Feb 2017 13:11

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