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Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000sAn Economic Profile and Policy Implications$
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Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804777933

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.001.0001

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Strategic Issues for Hispanic Entrepreneurs—Technology Usage

Strategic Issues for Hispanic Entrepreneurs—Technology Usage

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(p.118) 7 Strategic Issues for Hispanic Entrepreneurs—Technology Usage
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Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s
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Alberto Dávila

Marie T. Mora

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.003.0007

This chapter explores whether Hispanic entrepreneurs use digital technology differently than their non-Hispanic counterparts. It also analyzes whether the usage of such technology related to business outcomes between Hispanic- and non-Hispanic-owned small firms. The findings are mixed. One dataset indicates the presence of a digital divide between Hispanic and non-Hispanic entrepreneurs with respect to having a website and conducting e-commerce, although differences in observable characteristics explained a considerable portion of this gap. However, an alternative dataset suggests that the digital divide that existed between Hispanic- and non-Hispanic-owned small businesses in the late 1990s had vanished by the mid-2000s.

Keywords:   Hispanics and digital technology, entrepreneurs and digital technology, Hispanic-owned businesses and e-commerce, business outcomes and technology, Hispanic entrepreneurs and physical capital

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