Opting for growth: Gender dimensions of choosing enterprise development: Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l’Administration

This study documents how owners of small businesses arrive at growth objectives for their firms. The decision to pursue (or not) a growth objective involves trade-offs among both financial and non-financial factors. Owners’ growth decisions appear to be shaped by attitudes towards owners’ perceived outcomes of growth and the opinions (about growth) of important others in the owners’ lives. Male and female owners exhibit strong similarities in how they arrive at growth decisions. However, female business owners appear to accord relatively more weight to their needs for a supportive managerial and spousal setting and to be discouraged to a relatively greater degree by the growth-related stress associated with personal demands made on their time and family.RésuméCette

Read More
X
X