Gender and family firms: an interdisciplinary approach
AbstractThis study contributes to developing our understanding of gender and family business, a topic so crucial to recent policies about competitive growth. It does so by providing an interdisciplinary synthesis of some major theoretical debates. It also contributes to this understanding by illuminating the role of women and their participation in the practices of the family and the business. Finally, it explores gender relations and the notion that leadership in family business may take complex forms crafted within constantly changing relationships. Leadership is introduced as a concept that captures the reality of women and men in family firms in a better way than other concepts used by historians or economists like ownership and management.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 171.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Economics - - - General
- N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- N80 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - General, International, or Comparative
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2007-03-10 (Business Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2007-03-10 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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