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See detailSex and gender in family business succession research: A review and forward agenda from a social construction perspective
Nelson, Teresa; Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

in Family Business Review (2017), 30(3), 219-241

This article focuses on how family business succession research has engaged and may be further enriched by application of a gender lens as socially constructed. We analyze the succession literature ... [more ▼]

This article focuses on how family business succession research has engaged and may be further enriched by application of a gender lens as socially constructed. We analyze the succession literature developing a gender terms vocabulary and five themes of historical engagement. Finding a lack of theoretical grounding, we apply the construct of gender, through expectation states theory, revising the Sharma and Irving model of successor commitment to examine how a socially constructed view of gender shifts and opens up points of view. We then present a forward looking agenda to motivate future scholarship. [less ▲]

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See detailTesting the discrimination hypothesis for female self employment migrants in the UK
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege; Fletcher, Denise; Joxhe, Majlinda

in IAFFE (Ed.) Books of Abstracts (2017, July 01)

We propose a comparative analysis of migrants in both sectors (employment and self-employment) exploring the gender earning discrimination hypothesis. Using individual micro data from the British ... [more ▼]

We propose a comparative analysis of migrants in both sectors (employment and self-employment) exploring the gender earning discrimination hypothesis. Using individual micro data from the British Household Panel Survey (1991-2008), we estimate wage equations for employed and self-employed migrants and find that, contrary to our expectations, the average earnings gap in self-employment is almost double compared to the employment sector. This finding reveals that self-employment leads migrant women to an even more precarious and vulnerable position in terms of financial means and economic power. In addition, we explore the determinants of these gaps using the econometric procedure of the decomposition (the Blinder-Oaxaca) model. We find that the variables that explain the gender gap in the employment sector are mostly observable individual characteristics like education or migration duration, confirming the human capital theory, whereas in the self-employment sector, this gap is more due to unobservable individual characteristics. Through our work, we show that including the gender perspective into migration analysis has implications for policy makers enabling them to evaluate these processes from a more social (rather than individualistic) dimension. [less ▲]

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See detailHow women’s entrepreneurship builds on collaborative entrepreneurship
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

in ISBE (Ed.) ISBE Conference 2016 Proceedings (2016, October 27)

This communication is part of a larger research project that aims to develop and test a model about the collaboration practices of female entrepreneurs, through identifying antecedents and consequences ... [more ▼]

This communication is part of a larger research project that aims to develop and test a model about the collaboration practices of female entrepreneurs, through identifying antecedents and consequences for entrepreneurial success. The objective of our communication is to explore collaborative entrepreneurship, an emerging topic in the literature, from the perspective of female entrepreneurs in Luxembourg. We share here the first insights brought by our exploratory study on this relatively underinvestigated topic, in particular in the women’s entrepreneurship field. Through the analysis of an in-depth longitudinal case study with two women entrepreneurs who created and developed a business collaboration, completed by a set of qualitative interviews with other women entrepreneurs working in collaboration, we are able to propose a first understanding of this phenomenon and to establish the bases for a theoretical model. [less ▲]

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See detailWomen and growth in the French context: Exploratory findings
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege; Chasserio, Stéphanie; Masurel, Sabine et al

in GWO (Ed.) GWO2016 Book of Abstracts (2016, July 01)

High-growth companies intensely contribute to our economies and constitute a particular area of interest for entrepreneurship scholars. Growth is also one of the major indicators of entrepreneurial ... [more ▼]

High-growth companies intensely contribute to our economies and constitute a particular area of interest for entrepreneurship scholars. Growth is also one of the major indicators of entrepreneurial success in the literature. Female entrepreneurs’ growth intentions and behaviors therefore constitute central questions for researchers in the field. Our contention is to develop a typology of female-managed businesses, differentiating between various growth patterns. We do not consider women entrepreneurs as a homogeneous group, rather taking into account the diversity of existing realities. In order to develop this typology, we rely on an existing French database, Women Equity for Growth, that has been measuring the performances of women-led businesses for five years. [less ▲]

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See detailL’entrepreneuriat collaboratif sous l’angle du genre : Le cas des femmes entrepreneures luxembourgeoises
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

Conference (2016, May 19)

The aim of this communication is to explore an emergent topic in the entrepreneurship literature, collaborative entrepreneurship, with the perspective of female entrepreneurs in Luxembourg. We share the ... [more ▼]

The aim of this communication is to explore an emergent topic in the entrepreneurship literature, collaborative entrepreneurship, with the perspective of female entrepreneurs in Luxembourg. We share the first insights from an exploratory study on this relatively unexplored topic, in particular in the women's entrepreneurship field. The in-depth case study analysis of two female entrepreneurs who created and developed a business collaboration, complemented by qualitative interviews with female entrepreneurs working in collaboration, enable to propose first elements of understanding of this phenomenon and to establish the bases of a theoretical model. [less ▲]

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See detailGender impacts on business succession: Men, women, and the family company
Nelson, Dylan; Constantinidis, Christina ULiege; Bell, Deborah et al

Poster (2016, March 31)

Building on a previous study of the family business succession literature, showing that gender is considered conceptually only in the case of women, we aim to uncover the sons’ gender stories.

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See detailEntreprendre au féminin
Lebègue, Typhaine; Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

in Janssen, Franck (Ed.) Entreprendre: Une introduction à l'entrepreneuriat (2016)

This chapter aims to depict the specific realities of female entrepreneurs and to understand the gender dynamics characterizing their entrepreneurial activity. To do so, we first define the boundaries of ... [more ▼]

This chapter aims to depict the specific realities of female entrepreneurs and to understand the gender dynamics characterizing their entrepreneurial activity. To do so, we first define the boundaries of women's entrepreneurship, mobilizing European and American perspectives (section 1). Then, we give some keys to understand the social construction of gender in women's entrepreneurship (section 2). In the next sections of the chapter, we explore different dimensions of women's entrepreneurial activities, at start-up (section 3), for accessing resources and for managing their businesses (section 4). For each dimension, we investigate female entrepreneurs' realities and the underlying gender dynamics, and describe the strategies used by female entrepreneurs to manage them. [less ▲]

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See detailFemmes entrepreneures
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

in Chauvin, Pierre-Marie; Grossetti, Michel; Zalio, Pierre-Paul (Eds.) Dictionnaire sociologique de l'entrepreneuriat (2014)

Une des premières recherches centrées sur les femmes entrepreneures a été réalisée par Schwartz en 1976. Depuis, l’intérêt du monde académique, managérial et politique pour l’entrepreneuriat féminin n’a ... [more ▼]

Une des premières recherches centrées sur les femmes entrepreneures a été réalisée par Schwartz en 1976. Depuis, l’intérêt du monde académique, managérial et politique pour l’entrepreneuriat féminin n’a cessé de croître, avec de nombreux travaux publiés sur le sujet. L'entrée 'Femmes entrepreneures' dans ce dictionnaire sociologique de l'entrepreneuriat, retrace l'histoire des recherches en entrepreneuriat féminin depuis les premiers travaux de Schwartz jusqu'à présent, d'un point de vue historique, philosophique et sociologique. [less ▲]

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

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 detailLa gestion de la diversité : enjeux pour la région
Cornet, Annie ULiege; Constantinidis, Christina ULiege

Speech/Talk (2012)

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See detailGender and success in entrepreneurship research: A critical perspective
Chasserio, Stéphanie; Constantinidis, Christina ULiege; 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 detailComment les femmes entrepreneures utilisent-elles Facebook?
Constantinidis, Christina ULiege; Cornet, Annie ULiege

Conference (2012, May)

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

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 ULiege

in Actes des 7èmes Rencontres Internationales de la Diversité (2011, September 30)

Sur base de l’analyse d’entrevues individuelles avec des femmes entrepreneures, nous montrons la diversité des réalités rencontrées par les femmes entrepreneures et de leurs stratégies. Adoptant une ... [more ▼]

Sur base de l’analyse d’entrevues individuelles avec des femmes entrepreneures, nous montrons la diversité des réalités rencontrées par les femmes entrepreneures et de leurs stratégies. Adoptant une perspective socioconstructiviste, nous soulignons d’une part, l’influence des dynamiques de genre présentes dans leurs environnements familiaux, organisationnels et sociétaux diversifiés ; d’autre part, les façons différenciées dont les femmes entrepreneures mobilisent le genre dans leur positionnement, leurs interactions et actions dans leurs environnements respectifs. [less ▲]

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

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

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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