246 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on gender and family entrepreneurship, as they are interrelated concepts particularly important in today’s global society. The book highlights the significance of the role of gender in the development and growth of family businesses. It helps readers understand the role of family dynamics in business, particularly in terms of succession planning, strategic development and internationalization.

    Often, both gender and family entrepreneurship are studied independently, but this book aims to marry both perspectives with a novel approach. This creates a synergy between gender and family entrepreneurship that increases the potential value to entrepreneurship scholarship, policy and business practice. This edited book is a useful and insightful addition to the entrepreneurship field.

    1. Gender and Family Entrepreneurship: An overview

    Vanessa Ratten, Veland Ramadani, Leo-Paul Dana, Robert D. Hisrich and Joao Ferreira

    2. Culturally Endorsed Leadership Styles and Entrepreneurial Behaviors of Women

    Saurav Pathak and Etayankara Muralidharan

    3. Moving Beyond the Barriers: Examining the impact of self-efficacy and stereotype reactance on women’s entrepreneurial intentions

    Golshan Javadian, Robert P. Singh and Vishal K. Gupta

    4. Representations of Gender: The media as the mirror of gender roles

    Marlene Loureiro, Galvao Meirinhos, Carmem Leal and Vanessa Ratten

    5. Gendered Perspectives in Succession Process of Family Businesses: A conceptual review

    Anil Boz Semerci

    6. Family Embeddedness and Gendered Professional Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the Self-Employment of Female Lawyers in the U.S.

    Sang-Joon Kim and So Young Choi

    7. Could Women Ex-Offenders Reinvent their Future? An entrepreneurial approach

    Isabel Novo-Corti, Maria Ramil-Diaz, Nuria Calvo and Maria Barreiro-Gen

    8. Exploring the Drivers of Gender Entrepreneurship: Focus on the motivational perspectives in USA, Italy and France

    Vahid Jafari Sadeghi and Paolo Pietro Biancone

    9. The Impact of Family Structure, Marital Status and the Parental Mode on the Business Creation Process among Young Tunisian Entrepreneurs

    Emna Baccari-Jamoussi, Adnane Maalaoui and Severine Leloarne-Lemaire

    10. Heteronormativity and the Family Firm: Will we ever see a queer family business?

    Börje Boers

    11. Family Business Management Challenges: Understanding Generational Differences

    Veland Ramadani, Angelka Ilioska, Gadaf Rexhepi and Hyrije Abazi-Alili

    12. Father-Daughter Succession in Family Businesses: Current state of knowledge and future research challenges

    Aleš Kubíček and Ondřej Machek

    13. The ‘Dowager’ and her Role in the Governance, and Leadership of the Entrepreneurial Family Business

    Robert Smith


    Vanessa Ratten is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Management and Marketing, La Trobe University, Australia.

    Veland Ramadani is Associate Professor at South East European University, Macedonia.

    Leo-Paul Dana is Professor at Montpellier Business School, France.

    Robert D. Hisrich is the Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing and Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs at the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, USA.

    Joao Ferreira is Associate Professor at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

    'The authors give a comprehensive view of a timely topic-the role of gender in family entrepreneurship. I applaud the authors for addressing this important issue that is taking on more relevance daily around the world.' — Dianne H.B. Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina Greensboro

    'In this edited book, a team of international scholars, including Ratten, Ramadani, Dana, Hisrich and Ferreira, is addressing a set of important issues at the crossroads of gender and family entrepreneurship. This useful book combines both perspectives with the aim to bring value to entrepreneurship scholarship, policy and practice.' — Alain Fayolle, Entrepreneurship Distinguished Professor, Director of Research Centre, Emlyon Business School

    'Family business is one of the most important and significant areas of business management as it relates to social issues. This book about gender and family entrepreneurship brings together international scholars that focus mostly on the changing societal trends towards females in family business. It has a range of topics from the role of self-employment for female lawyers in the United States, to the dowager principle of females in family business in the United Kingdom, to rehabilitation through entrepreneurship in Spain. The book takes a different perspective by highlighting the role gender plays in family entrepreneurship.' — Pramodita Sharma, Professor & Daniel Clark Sanders Chair, Grossman School of Business, UVM, and Visiting Professor, Kellogg School of Management

    'A remarkable team has put together a collection of studies hitting on important and controversial topics in family entrepreneurship. Drawing from top scholars around the globe, they attack subjects that have been ignored or downplayed in business education. The findings reported here enable academics to offer more value to students, consultants to better assist their family business clients, and practitioners to improve their abilities to manage the family and business relationships.'Frank Hoy, Professor, Director of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    'Family business, or family entrepreneurship, is the right approach to understand most of the entrepreneurial activity in today's world and in the future. It is also a homogeneous view because it is transversal and present in all industrial sectors. We are dealing with a book that brings the particular study from the perspective of gender and from the most current approach, which no longer focuses on purely biological differences. At a global level, old social roles are also being overcome, perhaps not with sufficient speed, and the new research focuses on more promising aspects such as attitudes, values and cultural dimensions. The good news is that there is no longer essential a feminist approach to analyse and describe the situation of "Gender and Family Entrepreneurship".'Salvador Roig, Dpto. Dirección de Empresas, Universitat de València, Spain

    'Even though there is significant work on gender in entrepreneurship and corporate leadership, it is surprising that few works consider gender in family entrepreneurship. This book fills an important gap in scholarship by considering how gender relates to important topics such as succession, stereotypes, family structure, generational differences and governance, with implications for families, scholars and policy-makers.' —Professor Candida G. Brush, Vice Provost, Global Entrepreneurial Leadership; Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship; Research Director, Arthur M. Blank Center, Babson College