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Women, Family and Family Businesses Across Entrepreneurial Contexts

9781800375161 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Séverine Le Loarne – Lemaire, Professor of Strategic Management and Head of the Female Entrepreneurship for a Renewed Economy Research Chair, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, Candida G. Brush, Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship, Babson College, US and Visiting Adjunct, Nord University, Norway and Dublin City University, Ireland, Andrea Calabrò, Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and Adnane Maâlaoui, Professor of Entrepreneurship, IPAG Business School, France
Publication Date: December 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 516 1 Extent: c 320 pp
The expert contributors to this insightful book explore the latest research on women’s emancipation through entrepreneurship, specifically in relation to families and family businesses.

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The expert contributors to this insightful book explore the latest research on women’s emancipation through entrepreneurship, specifically in relation to families and family businesses.

The chapters analyse the role the family plays and how women interact with their families in developing their entrepreneurial projects or taking over the lead of the family business. They examine key themes such as the role of religion, women’s agency, business succession, and identity. To illustrate these areas, the book draws on case studies from a wide variety of contexts, including Syrian women refugee entrepreneurs, Tunisian women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial parents working from home. The book also draws attention to previously underexplored topics in women entrepreneurship, such as spousal support. Looking to future research, it calls for a better understanding of what emancipation means for women in different contexts.

This book will be a useful resource for scholars and students of entrepreneurship with a particular interest in family business. Its use of global case studies will also be beneficial for practitioners in this field as well as networks of women entrepreneurs.
Critical Acclaim
‘This latest entry in the series grounded in the Diana Project works extremely well in three main ways: providing a more structured and deeper integrative approach to the intersection of women’s entrepreneurship and family business, including a more diverse set of international contexts, and featuring a broader array of research methodologies.’
– Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, US

‘This dynamic volume merges research in family business with women’s entrepreneurship. It combines work on family firms in developed economies such as Italy and the United States with studies from developing and emerging regions such as Tunisia, Bangladesh, and Lebanon. In doing so, it paints a holistic picture of the challenges in women and family firms. Clearly, this book is an important read for anyone interested in women in family business.’
– Linda F. Edelman, Bentley University, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Stacy Brecht, Candida Brush, Andrea Calabrò, Didier Chabaud, Cinzia Colapinto, Rola El Ali, Sfeir Soumaya El Hayek, Marina Ferro Luz, Vladi Finotto, Jasmine Jaim, Mona Haug, Séverine Le Loarne – Lemaire, Adnane Maâlaoui, Nancy Matos, Christine Mauracher, Gry Osnes, Florence Pinot De Villechenon, Kim Poldner, Hedi Yezza

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