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See detailUnderstanding the role of subcultures in the enterprise architecture process
Niemietz, Hella; De Kinderen, Sybren; Constantinidis, Christina ULg

in ECIS 2013 Proceedings (2013, June)

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is positioned as an instrument for coordinating enterprise transformation. However, existing EA approaches pay less attention to soft factors that may have an impact on ... [more ▼]

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is positioned as an instrument for coordinating enterprise transformation. However, existing EA approaches pay less attention to soft factors that may have an impact on enterprise transformations. The existence of different organisational subcultures is not taken into account although it is considered as significant in the context of change. The social alignment of business and IT groups plays, for instance, a major role in transformations and in EA. This paper presents the first step of a larger study addressing the question how differences between organisational subcultures contribute to struggles/failure of EA-guided transformations. We use a series of qualitative, unstructured expert interviews to explore to what extent and how cultural differences can trigger struggles in EA-guided transformations from an architect’s perspective. Based on these interviews, an initial conceptual model is developed. This model suggests that communication breakdowns act as an intermediary factor between differences in organisational subculture and transformation struggles. A second round of expert interviews is used for the assessment and elaboration of the initial model focusing on communication breakdowns. The analysis of these interviews supports the intermediary role of communication breakdowns and refines the concepts of the model. [less ▲]

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See detailGender and success in entrepreneurship research: A critical perspective
Chasserio, Stéphanie; Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Lee-Gosselin, Hélène et al

in 12th EURAM Annual Conference Proceedings (2012, June)

This paper aims to challenge the conventional definition of success in entrepreneurship. It pinpoints the inadequacy of its masculine gendered definition to take into account the vision of women ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to challenge the conventional definition of success in entrepreneurship. It pinpoints the inadequacy of its masculine gendered definition to take into account the vision of women entrepreneurs (WEs). It focuses on the concept of success and its various meanings for WEs. The paper is grounded in three qualitative studies on WEs undertaken in Quebec, France and Belgium, reaching 151 diverse entrepreneurs. The findings reveal that the commonly accepted definition and measure of entrepreneurial success, business growth and financial performance, is not adequate for most WE s. Broader visions of success and complex meanings exist among Wes; success is a multi-dimensional reality rather than a simple dominant goal: profits or growth. Our contribution is to challenge the relevance of traditional theoretical frameworks in entrepreneurship, and we plead for their widening, for women and men. We also propose a conceptual grid to reconsider success in entrepreneurship which could be exploited in other research. [less ▲]

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See detailHow do women entrepreneurs use the virtual network Facebook? The impact of gender
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

in International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (2011), 12(4), 257-269

This paper examines the views and attitudes of a sample of 228 female entrepreneurs towards the virtual social network Facebook. It identifies the main trends and uses statistical analysis to evaluate the ... [more ▼]

This paper examines the views and attitudes of a sample of 228 female entrepreneurs towards the virtual social network Facebook. It identifies the main trends and uses statistical analysis to evaluate the impact of their gendered sector of activity and of their self-perception on their view of this network as a response to gender-related difficulties and their use of it in relation to their activities and objectives. The study further investigates how Facebook may encourage and support women’s networks as well as benefit women-owned businesses. It highlights certain implications for public and private initiatives and underlines the potential of this and other virtual social networking sites for women’s entrepreneurship. [less ▲]

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See detailLa diversité des réalités des femmes entrepreneures
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

in Actes des 7èmes Rencontres Internationales de la Diversité (2011, September)

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See detailGender and culture in father-daughter succession within the family business: A case study in Canada
Begin, Lucie; Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Halkias, Daphne et al

in Halkias, Daphne; Swiercz; Smith, C. (Eds.) et al Father-daughter succession in family business: A cross-cultural perspective (2011)

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See detailEntreprise familiale et genre: Les enjeux de la succession pour les filles
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

in Revue Française de Gestion (2010), 36(200), 143-159

L'article explore le processus de succession dans l'entreprise familiale, tel que perçu et vécu par les filles de la famille. Il met en exergue la question du genre, en discutant de son rôle transversal ... [more ▼]

L'article explore le processus de succession dans l'entreprise familiale, tel que perçu et vécu par les filles de la famille. Il met en exergue la question du genre, en discutant de son rôle transversal dans la stratégie de reprise-transmission et dans la façon dont les objectifs et prises de décision sont influencés. Une attention particulière est portée sur les dynamiques de genre liées à la composition de la fratrie et sur leurs conséquences pour la position des filles. [less ▲]

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See detailReprésentations sur le genre et réseaux d’affaires chez les femmes entrepreneures
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

in Revue Française de Gestion (2010), 36(202), 127-143

The paper explores the issue of business networks among female entrepreneurs in terms of gender. The aim is to explore these womens perceptions and behaviours and to understand related difficulties. Our ... [more ▼]

The paper explores the issue of business networks among female entrepreneurs in terms of gender. The aim is to explore these womens perceptions and behaviours and to understand related difficulties. Our contribution is double. We identify factors contributing to network construction with a focus on individual perceptions and offer an explanation for the difficulties women face. [less ▲]

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See detailLe rôle des réseaux sociaux pour les femmes entrepreneures: Une lecture en termes de genre
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

Conference (2009, November 06)

Cet article explore la problématique des réseaux d’affaires chez les femmes entrepreneures sous l’angle du genre. Le but est d’appréhender leurs représentations et comportements et de comprendre les ... [more ▼]

Cet article explore la problématique des réseaux d’affaires chez les femmes entrepreneures sous l’angle du genre. Le but est d’appréhender leurs représentations et comportements et de comprendre les difficultés pouvant y être liées. Notre contribution est double. Nous identifions des facteurs participant à la construction des réseaux, avec un focus sur les représentations individuelles et contribuons à une explication par les réseaux des difficultés vécues. [less ▲]

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See detailThe daughters of family business: Developing a global research agenda
Nelson, Teresa; Constantinidis, Christina ULg

Conference (2009, June 18)

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See detailIntegrating Succession and Gender Issues from the Perspective of the Daughter of Family Enterprise across the U.S. and EU
Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Nelson, Teresa

in Management International = International Management = Gestión Internacional (2009), 14(1), 43-54

We engage a gender analysis, including consideration of the social phenomena of separation and hierarchy, to consider the role, condition and aspirations of daughters of family enterprise as they consider ... [more ▼]

We engage a gender analysis, including consideration of the social phenomena of separation and hierarchy, to consider the role, condition and aspirations of daughters of family enterprise as they consider the option of family entrepreneurship. From this perspective we examine the extant literature and present findings from two exploratory empirical research efforts, one in Belgium and one in the U.S., to better understand internationally how daughters perceive their leadership paths in the family business. We take into consideration growing social acceptance of women’s leadership, and women’s own career-mindedness, which influence traditional views of the opportunities for daughters inside and outside of the family business. Research avenues and practical recommendations to support successful succession of daughters are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrating Succession and Gender Issues from the Perspective of the Daughter of Family Enterprise across the U.S. and EU
Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Nelson, Teresa

Conference (2008, November 04)

We engage a gender analysis, including consideration of the social phenomena of separation and hierarchy, to consider the role, condition and aspirations of daughters of family enterprise. From this ... [more ▼]

We engage a gender analysis, including consideration of the social phenomena of separation and hierarchy, to consider the role, condition and aspirations of daughters of family enterprise. From this perspective we examine the extant literature and present findings from two exploratory empirical research efforts, one in the EU and one in the U.S., to better understand how daughters perceive their leadership paths in the family business internationally. We take into consideration growing social acceptance of women’s leadership, and women’s own career-mindedness, which influence traditional views of the opportunities for daughters inside and outside of the family business. Research avenues and practical recommendations to support successful succession of daughters are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFemmes entrepreneures et formation à distance : Quel impact sur leur sentiment d’efficacité personnelle? Etude du cas ELFE
Constantinidis, Christina ULg

Conference (2008, August 20)

Cette communication s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet Elfe et vise à évaluer l’impact d’une formation à distance pour femmes créatrices et chefs d’entreprise sur leur sentiment d’efficacité personnelle ... [more ▼]

Cette communication s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet Elfe et vise à évaluer l’impact d’une formation à distance pour femmes créatrices et chefs d’entreprise sur leur sentiment d’efficacité personnelle, tel que défini par Bandura (1997). Nous situons notre intervention par rapport aux premier et deuxième niveaux d’évaluation d’une formation selon Kirkpatrick (1983), se rapportant respectivement à la satisfaction des apprenants et à leurs acquis, avec une attention particulière au sentiment d’efficacité personnelle. Notre méthodologie de recherche qualitative est basée sur dix études de cas approfondies auprès de femmes futures créatrices et chefs d’entreprise. Les résultats en termes de satisfaction des apprenantes sont nuancés et mettent en évidence différents éléments de contexte. Par contre, l’étude révèle qu’au terme de la formation à distance, les femmes entrepreneures de notre échantillon ont vu leur sentiment d’efficacité personnelle augmenter. Nous identifions différents facteurs explicatifs. Enfin, l’analyse met en évidence certains éléments relatifs au troisième niveau de Kirkpatrick, le transfert sur le terrain, ouvrant ainsi la route à de nouvelles pistes de recherche. Les implications managériales sont importantes. En effet, il nous semble crucial que notre formation s’inscrive dans une vision à long terme et, au-delà de développer les connaissances et compétences, contribue aussi et surtout à renforcer le sentiment d’efficacité personnelle des apprenantes par rapport à leurs capacités entrepreneuriales, facteur déterminant pour la performance présente et future de leurs entreprises. [less ▲]

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See detailLa reprise d’entreprise familiale par les filles d’entrepreneur: Une lecture en termes de genre
Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Santin, Sarah

Conference (2008, May 15)

Notre communication présente les résultats d’une recherche consacrée à la problématique de la reprise d’entreprise familiale par les filles d’entrepreneur. L’analyse de onze études de cas nous a permis ... [more ▼]

Notre communication présente les résultats d’une recherche consacrée à la problématique de la reprise d’entreprise familiale par les filles d’entrepreneur. L’analyse de onze études de cas nous a permis d’analyser le processus de succession tel que vécu et perçu par les filles d’entrepreneur qui reprennent l’entreprise familiale, en identifiant les acteurs clés de l’environnement interne et externe. Nous effectuons une lecture des trajectoires en termes de genre, en examinant les phénomènes de séparation et de hiérarchisation. Nous portons une attention particulière à la configuration familiale (composition de la fratrie mixte ou féminine) et au secteur d’activité (à prédominance masculine ou féminine). Nos résultats mettent en évidence des effets de genre importants, notamment en ce qui concerne le choix du cédant en matière de successeur, ce qui amène des conséquences en termes de positionnement et de motivations des filles d’entrepreneur (reprise par choix ou par nécessité). Par ailleurs, le positionnement des filles en tant que successeurs « par défaut » nous permet de souligner des phénomènes de hiérarchisation. Enfin, nos résultats montrent de quelle manière les filles d’entrepreneur, une fois identifiées comme successeurs, se font accepter et construisent leur crédibilité et leur légitimité vis-à-vis de la famille et des parties prenantes. [less ▲]

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See detailDaughters Taking Over the Family Business : A Gender Analysis
Constantinidis, Christina ULg; Cornet, Annie ULg

in Dunsby, Brian L. (Ed.) 31st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference : International Entrepreneurship - Promoting Excellence in Education, Research and Practice, Conference CD, 5th-7th November 2008, Belfast, N. Ireland (2008)

This paper investigates the succession process as perceived and lived by daughters taking over the family business, with a gender perspective. Despite the rich literature on the succession process in ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the succession process as perceived and lived by daughters taking over the family business, with a gender perspective. Despite the rich literature on the succession process in family firms, few studies use a gender approach, though an increasing number of ventures are launched, taken over and managed by women, largely contributing to the economic development. In line with Dumas (1998), Barbot et al. (2005) and Vera & Dean (2005), our research aims at analyzing the succession process when daughters take over the family business. Our contribution is a gender analysis of the process, including the social phenomena of separation and hierarchy, with a focus on family composition. Using the model of Cadieux et al. (2000), we identify at each stage of the succession process, the key actors of the environment, we analyze their interactions and see how they open opportunities or rise difficulties in terms of legitimacy for daughters. The qualitative thematic analysis of eleven detailed case studies reveals a strong influence of the presence or absence of a son on the motivations and positioning of daughters, as well as on the construction of their legitimacy towards family and stakeholders. This study leads to several implications for public and private initiatives. [less ▲]

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