Title

Who Gets The Nod? Gender Issues In Successor Selection

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

ISBE Conference Secretariat

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management, Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre

RAS ID

5554

Comments

This article was originally published as: Wang, C. , Barrett, R., Walker, E. A., & Redmond, J. L. (2008). Who Gets The Nod? Gender Issues In Successor Selection. Proceedings of Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference. Belfast, N. Ireland. ISBE Conference Secretariat.

Abstract

This research explores the issue of gender dynamics in successor selection and specifically we seek to better understand gender biases in business succession. Traditionally daughters have been discriminated against in successor selection but with female business ownership in OECD countries projected to rise to 50%, it is important to understand the attitudes of founders towards female successors. Effective succession ensures business viability and underpins the continued economic contribution of small businesses and family businesses.