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A Different World

A new study highlights the differences between male and female entrepreneurs.

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It's a well-known fact that men and women run their businesses differently, but exactly how entrepreneurial behaviors differ is less understood. To shed some light on the matter, Brooke R. Envick, an assistant professor of at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, recently released the results of her study, Behaviors of Entrepreneurs: A Gender Comparison.

While previous studies examined only the psychological differences between the sexes based on self-reported data, Envick observed eight behaviors in her study: planning, controlling, internal communication, , work-related tasks, , networking and on-the-job personal time.

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