Cuadernos de Administración
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ESCANDON BARBOSA, Diana M and ARIAS SANDOVAL, Alberto. Factors comprising the competitiveness of businesses created by women and the relationships between them. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.42, pp. 165-181. ISSN 0120-3592.
This article is designed to identify factors, by business and by entrepreneur, that comprise competitiveness in companies created by Colombian women. An analysis is made of the data in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for Colombia in 2009, related to women's economic activity. The authors use the methodology of the system of structural equations, which allows them to generate a scheme of relationships between variables, and to make an approach to trends in models of explanations in the social sciences. As part of the results, a model was obtained, and it proved consistent with literature on the theory of capacities and resources, in which specific factors of the business such as innovation, new technology, and the knowledge of the entrepreneur are an intrinsic part of its competitiveness, and in turn, explain the internationalization of the business.
Keywords : Competitiveness; internationalization; capacities and resources; gender.