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Women’s Leadership in Family Business Organizations

  • Jung-Jin Kim
  • Sang-Joon Kim
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Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)

Abstract

In Chap. 8, the literature on family business and family issues as they relate to family businesses is reviewed. Focusing on women-led family businesses, gender issues, and the role of women in leadership in Korea are discussed. Specifically, three aspects entailed in family business are explicated: family embeddedness, including gender roles and work-family conflict; women’s leadership in the context of business succession; and structural barriers in women’s career development, such as glass ceiling effects and self-selection issues signifying what influences women with regard to entering entrepreneurship. As an independent agent to deal with gendered issues, successful family businesses (especially those led by women) have important implications for gender issues, and thus the success of women-led family businesses has significant social impact on Korean society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung-Jin Kim
    • 1
  • Sang-Joon Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Seoul Women’s UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Ewha Womans UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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