Mexico faces a gender gap in opportunity entrepreneurship. Part of the problem is the masculine approach to business education in graduate programs. This research uses data from 173 female and male graduate students to compare self-efficacy levels in entrepreneurship and leadership. The data were collected under a cross-sectional, survey research design. Findings suggest that there were no statistically significant differences between females and males in five entrepreneurship and two leadership dimensions. Statistically significant differences were identified in one entrepreneurship dimension: initiating relationships with investors. A key takeaway is that females undervalue their ability to secure funds for entrepreneurial purposes.
Diaz, Eduardo R.
"Entrepreneurial Competencies in Graduate Students from Mexico: A Gender Perspective,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 23:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol23/iss5/8