Women in family business leadership roles: Daughters on the stage

Mary Barrett*, Ken Moores

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Abstract

Barrett and Moores delve into the real essence of women in leadership roles, specifically but not exclusively in family business. In doing so they dispel many myths, provide compelling concepts to nurture, grow and sustain women business leaders and examples of how women in all types of business can deliver outstanding results through dynamic leadership, high emotional intelligence and a desire to achieve and succeed.' - Jaqui Lane, CEO and Founder, Focus Publishing.

Mary Barrett and Ken Moores breathe new life into research on one of the largest and yet frequently overlooked business sectors. They analyse thirteen international cases of women in family business to discover how women attained leadership or, sometimes, failed to do so.

By examining in detail how women have reached the top in the traditionally conservative environment of family business, the book avoids essentialist assumptions about women as leaders. It illuminates classic issues of entrepreneurship in a family business context, particularly the dual imperatives of innovation and business continuity. Women in Family Business Leadership Roles presents contemporary research that looks at the patterns of success and failure, and understand whether this is the result of gender or other factors.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781848442153
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Barrett, M., & Moores, K. (2009). Women in family business leadership roles: Daughters on the stage. Edward Elgar Publishing.