University of Hertfordshire

From the same journal

  • Ekaterina Murzacheva
  • Sreevas Sahasranamam
  • Jonathan Levie
View graph of relations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Management Review
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019


Drawing on human capital, intersectionality and mixed embeddedness theory, we test hypotheses on the relationship between gender differences in human capital and gender differences in nascent entrepreneurial activity across geographical space, and the moderating effect of spatially concentrated deprivation on this relationship. Using UK data from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, we find that the disadvantaged position of female nascent entrepreneurs arises from social exclusion, and specifically that the gender differences in nascent entrepreneurial activity are directly related to differences in general and specific human capital across locales. Moreover, in deprived locations, women as a group do not gain from any human capital advantage they might have over men, causing a double disadvantage for women. Our results make a novel contribution to the literature on disadvantage entrepreneurship, and we discuss policy options to tackle double disadvantage in deprived locales.


© 2019 European Academy of Management. This is the peer reviewed version of: Murzacheva, E., Sahasranamam , S., & Levie, J. (2019). Doubly Disadvantaged: Gender, Spatially Concentrated Deprivation and Nascent Entrepreneurial Activity. European Management Review, Special Issue. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

ID: 18197590