[en] 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.
Etudes sur le Genre et la Diversité en Gestion - EgiD ; Elizabeth J. McCandless Chair in Entrepreneurship