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Relationally reflexive women: household strategies of female entrepreenurs as social change

Meliou, Elina and Edwards, Timothy James ORCID: 2016. Relationally reflexive women: household strategies of female entrepreenurs as social change. Presented at: Academy of Management Conference 2016, Anaheim, California, 5-9 August 2016. Published in: Atinc, Guclu ed. Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management Proceedings , vol.2016 (1) Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management, pp. 1-6. 10.5465/ambpp.2016.197

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Feminist scholars have argued that entrepreneurship as a social phenomenon can lead to varieties of outcomes, which reveal aspects of social complexity not readily apparent in studies of economic man (Calas et al, 2009). Our purpose is to consider the actions of women confronting personal discontinuities as examples of entrepreneurship; we are most interested in how they meet these discontinuities in the context of the gendered structures shaping their lives, creating opportunities and starting new ventures, which, we argue, exposes the reflexive choices of women living at the family, occupational and household nexus (Alsos, Carter and Ljunggren, 2014, Wallace, 2002). Making the necessary choices and shaping these into a way of life are relationally reflexive endeavors, which depend on relational reflexivity (Donati and Archer, 2015: 126). In this paper we analyse the household strategies elaborated by women in order to set up a business that enables them to sustain the “relational goods” generated in the household.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Academy of Management
ISSN: 2151-6561
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 July 2017
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:39

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