This article aims to analyze how female successors describe their self-positioning in male-dominated family businesses, once the succession process from father/predecessor to daughter/successor has occurred. Using a narrative approach, we investigated the construction of the self as close to or distant from the father−s leadership style and whether the daughter−s leadership succession was accepted by or imposed on employees of the firm. The four stories that illustrate the process of self-positioning improve our understanding of female successors− subjectivity in developing historically-situated narratives. We identify different pathways by which the daughters constructed their route to self-positioning in their family firms, strengthening the idea of gender as a process embedded in social relationships.

Daughters’ self-positioning in family business succession: A narrative inquiry / Mussolino, Donata; Cicellin, Mariavittoria; PEZZILLO IACONO, Mario; Consiglio, Stefano; Martinez, Marcello. - In: JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS STRATEGY. - ISSN 1877-8585. - 10:2(2019), pp. 76-82. [10.1016/j.jfbs.2019.01.003]

Daughters’ self-positioning in family business succession: A narrative inquiry

Donata Mussolino;Mariavittoria Cicellin;Mario Pezzillo Iacono;Stefano Consiglio;Marcello Martinez
2019

Abstract

This article aims to analyze how female successors describe their self-positioning in male-dominated family businesses, once the succession process from father/predecessor to daughter/successor has occurred. Using a narrative approach, we investigated the construction of the self as close to or distant from the father−s leadership style and whether the daughter−s leadership succession was accepted by or imposed on employees of the firm. The four stories that illustrate the process of self-positioning improve our understanding of female successors− subjectivity in developing historically-situated narratives. We identify different pathways by which the daughters constructed their route to self-positioning in their family firms, strengthening the idea of gender as a process embedded in social relationships.
2019
Daughters’ self-positioning in family business succession: A narrative inquiry / Mussolino, Donata; Cicellin, Mariavittoria; PEZZILLO IACONO, Mario; Consiglio, Stefano; Martinez, Marcello. - In: JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS STRATEGY. - ISSN 1877-8585. - 10:2(2019), pp. 76-82. [10.1016/j.jfbs.2019.01.003]
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