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From top management to entrepreneurship: women's next move?

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  • Helena Knörr

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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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  • Helena Knörr, 2011. "From top management to entrepreneurship: women's next move?," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(1), pages 99-116, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:32:y:2011:i:1:p:99-116
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    Cited by:

    1. Stephanie J. Erdmann, 2016. "American Indian Entrepreneurs' Perceptions Of Their Success In Establishing Businesses On Or Near Reservations In Wisconsin," Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship (JDE), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 21(03), pages 1-23, September.

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