Emprendimiento en economías de eficienciaIntención emprendedora y género en una universidad ecuatoriana

  1. Pablo Rodríguez Gutiérrez 1
  2. Mercedes Luque-Vílchez 1
  3. Luis Javier Cabeza-Ramírez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Córdoba

    Universidad de Córdoba

    Córdoba, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05yc77b46

XXX Jornadas Luso-Espanholas de Gestão Científica: cooperação transfronteiriça. Desenvolvimento e coesão territorial. Livro de resumos
  1. PaulaOdete Fernandes

Publisher: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

ISBN: 978-972-745-273-6

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 194

Congress: Jornadas Hispanolusas de Gestión Científica (30. 2020. Bragança)

Type: Conference paper


The entrepreneurial activity rate (EAT) has great differences in terms of gender issues. Women have traditionally been less likely than men to develop entrepreneurial intent. The university represents a breeding ground of potential entrepreneurs. The objective of this work is to explore the gender gap in the orientation towards entrepreneurial intent among university students of an efficient economy such as Ecuador. The EAT of these types of countries is usually quite high and the gender gap narrow. This research objective is analyzed through different hypotheses associated with the moderating role of gender in university entrepreneurship. A quantitative analysis is carried out on a sample of students from the University of Casa Grande in Ecuador, based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. The data revealed that being a woman is associated with a lower level of entrepreneurial intention. These results provide an overview of the problem in relation to the gender gap that persists today, despite representing a priority on the agenda of both academic and governmental institutio