Women's involvement in family firms : Progress and challenges for future research

Campopiano, Giovanna and De Massis, Alfredo and Rinaldi, Francesca Romana and Sciascia, Salvatore (2017) Women's involvement in family firms : Progress and challenges for future research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8 (4). pp. 200-212. ISSN 1877-8585

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This article reviews research on women's involvement in family firms according to a drivers-behaviors-outcomes framework. Through a systematic review, we analyze and organize the content of 87 academic articles according to the type of involvement of women in family business, i.e. entrepreneurial entry, succession, career dynamics, and presence in family firms. We identify the drivers and outcomes of women's involvement in family firms at the firm, family, and individual level of analysis, as well as the contextual factors that may influence the aforementioned elements. Drawing on these findings, we identify relevant research gaps, propose a number of future research directions aimed at bridging these gaps, and suggest unexplored research avenues.

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Journal of Family Business Strategy
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Family Business Strategy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8, 4, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2017.09.001
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