A lot of different flowers make a bouquet: The effect of gender composition on technology-based entrepreneurial student teams

Xaver Neumeyer, Susana C. Santos

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Abstract

In this study we explore the role of compositional variables such as the proportion of women in teams and aspects of team dynamics such as communication frequency, multiplexity and the formation of subgroups, on the performance of technology-based entrepreneurial student teams. Using data collected during three time periods on 30 teams enrolled in a team-based entrepreneurship course run by a major Midwest university, our results showed that the proportion of women and the existence of multiplex ties among team members have a positive influence on team performance, while the number of team factions is negatively related to team performance. Implications for team-based entrepreneurship programs and women in technology entrepreneurship are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-114
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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