Daughters’ careers in family business:Motivation types and family-specific barriers

Akhmedova, Anna and Cavallotti, Rita and Marimon, Frederic and Campopiano, Giovanna (2020) Daughters’ careers in family business:Motivation types and family-specific barriers. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11 (3). ISSN 1877-8585

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The underrepresentation of women in high-level management positions in family firms has been traditionally imputed to gender barriers, which might be specific or non-specific to family firms. Leveraging the complementarity between qualitative and quantitative data and applying Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), we find that family-specific barriers are intertwined with three types of motivation, i.e., extrinsic, intrinsic, and ethical, to predict the presence of daughters in high positions in family businesses. Three clusters have been accordingly identified, namely “no barriers”, “challengers”, and “rational”, offering alternative configurations of anthropological motivations and perceived family-specific barriers leading daughters to high positions.

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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, 11, 3, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.jfbs.2019.100307
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