Начало / Университетът / Факултети / Стопански факултет / Академични постижения / Публикации на гл.ас. д-р Десислава Йорданова и проф. Цветан Давидков




В Journal of Applied Economic Sciences бе отпечатана статията на проф. Цветан Давидков и гл.ас. Десислава Йорданова:


Yordanova, D and Davidkov, T. (2009). “Similarities and Differences between Female and Male Entrepreneurs in a Transition Context: Evidence from Bulgaria ”, Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Vol. IV, Issue 4, pp. 571-582.



В International Journal of Management бе публикувана статията:


The Effects of Gender on Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria: An Empirical Study

Desislava I Yordanova. International Journal of Management. Poole: Mar 2011. Vol. 28, Iss. 1; Part 2. pg. 289, 18 pgs


Abstract (Summary)

The research on gender and entrepreneurship has been conducted mainly in Anglo-Saxon countries; therefore research findings may not be valid for other countries and contexts due to differences in economic, institutional and cultural characteristics. This paper presents the results of an empirical study of gender effects on entrepreneurship and factors underlying possible gender differences in entrepreneurship in a sample of 501 Bulgarian entrepreneurs. Data was collected by structured interviews and analysed by means of regression in which a number of independent variables are controlled for. As in other countries and contexts, Bulgarian female entrepreneurs are less likely to exhibit entrepreneurial intentions than their male counterparts even after controlling for a number of characteristics of the entrepreneur, firm, and environment. Gender differences infirm size, legal form, personnel, and sector account for gender differences in entrepreneurship. The paper provides some policy implications and places the current results in respect to future research. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]



В Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship бе публикувана статията:






Source: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship; Sep. 2010, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p. 245-261, 17p
Author-Supplied Keywords: Bulgaria, entrepreneurial intentions,Gender




Despite the increasing interest in researching female entrepreneurship, little is known about gender differences in pre-venture process and the variables that mediate the relationship between gender and entrepreneurial intentions. The purpose of this study is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding gender differences in entrepreneurial intentions. Using this framework, we explore gender effects on entrepreneurial intentions and identify factors that may account for the gender gap in entrepreneurial intentions in a sample of Bulgarian university students. Our results show that women have lower entrepreneurial intentions than men. The gender effect on entrepreneurial intentions is fully mediated by perceived behavioral control and partially mediated by perceived subjective norms and attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Policy measures designed to encourage female start-ups should be directed at attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control and the link between entrepreneurial intentions and behavior among women.


Author Affiliations:
1) Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", 125 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., bl.3, Sofia, Bulgaria,
2) Faculty of Economics and Business, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Edifici B, Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.