There has been growing attention placed on the role of female run and managed business in the global economy due to the increasing emphasis on gender equity. Despite the importance of female entrepreneurship, there has only been recently increased research attention devoted to entrepreneurship in the context of female entrepreneurship dynamics. This edited book examines female entrepreneurship and internationalization from both a practical and policy perspective and looks at the role of female entrepreneurship in the global economy.

chapter 1|15 pages

Women entrepreneurship in family business

An overview
ByVanessa Ratten, Leo-Paul Dana, Veland Ramadani

chapter 2|30 pages

The role of gender in family-business research

A systematic review of the literature
ByLeona Achtenhagen, Kajsa Haag, Friederike Welter

chapter 3|17 pages

Women-led enterprises in Germany

The more social, ecological, and corporate responsible businesses?
ByAndré Pahnke, Kerstin Ettl, Friederike Welter

chapter 4|9 pages

Family firms and non-family firms

A survey in Italian and Spanish wine sector performance
ByLaura Broccardo, Elisa Truant

chapter 5|29 pages

The role of women as entrepreneurs in family business

A literature review
ByAlessandra Faraudello, Lucrezia Songini, Massimiliano Pellegrini, Luca Gnan

chapter 6|24 pages

Innocent sampling in research on gender and entrepreneurship

ByAnnie Roos, Johan Gaddefors

chapter 7|10 pages

How does spouse involvement affect business growth?

A matter of gender
ByEli Gimmon, Zeevik Greenberg, Yanay Farja

chapter 8|28 pages

Firm performance, corporate governance and gender diversity in top Italian family firms

ByMichela C. Mason, Josanco Floreani

chapter 9|20 pages

When do women make a difference in the family firm?

Understanding the Latin American context
ByLuz Elena Orozco Collazos, Isabel C. Botero, Maria Piedad López Vergara

chapter 10|25 pages

Female entrepreneurship in developing contexts

Characteristics, challenges, and dynamics
ByAndrea Caputo, Luisa De Vita, Michela Mari, Sara Poggesi

chapter 11|19 pages

Gender entrepreneurial leadership in family businesses

A case study from Bosnia and Herzegovina
ByRamo Palalić, Veland Ramadani, Leo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten

chapter 12|10 pages

Listed Italian family firms

Corporate governance composition and effects on performance
ByLaura Broccardo, Elisa Truant

chapter 13|6 pages

Future research directions for women entrepreneurship in family business

ByVanessa Ratten, Veland Ramadani, Leo-Paul Dana