Who Gets The Nod? Gender Issues In Successor Selection
ISBE Conference Secretariat
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Management / Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre
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.