From top management to entrepreneurship: women's next move?
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide better understanding of women's career advancement to top management and their future aspirations to become entrepreneurs. Design/methodology/approach - The paper's approach is qualitative research hermeneutic phenomenology. Findings - Women's career experiences predisposed them to find an alternate route, entrepreneurship, despite having achieved top management. Research limitations/implications - Understanding factors that successfully contribute to the development of women entrepreneurs from a career development perspective is a critical endeavor for any type of organization. This qualitative research is limited to US for-profit organizations. Originality/value - The value of this paper is that it provides a unique way to look at the career development for women from those who reached top management and their motivations to become entrepreneurs.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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