Women’s entrepreneurship: A model of business-family interface and performance

  • Dianne H. B. WelshEmail author
  • Eugene Kaciak


Recently, there are renewed calls to develop new models addressing the intricacies of women-owned businesses and the women that head them. A new conceptual model of women’s entrepreneurship that involves relationships between business-family-interface and firm performance is introduced in our paper. We test the model based on data from countries around the world and show that the model’s links depend on the country context. As a result, we identify new boundary conditions to the domain of female entrepreneurship. Implications are discussed.


Women’s entrepreneurship Family-business interface Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bryan School of Business & EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Goodman School of BusinessBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  3. 3.Department of Quantitative Methods and Information TechnologyKozminski UniversityWarsawPoland

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