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Nurturing entrepreneurs' work-family balance: a gendered perspective

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Journal publication date05/2012
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Journal number3
Volume36
Number of pages29
Pages513-541
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A survey of 258 entrepreneurs examined how positive facets of their family experiences, family-to-business enrichment, and support, nurture their satisfaction with work–family balance. Satisfaction with work–family balance was nurtured by instrumental family-to-business enrichment to the advantage of women as a group and by instrumental support from the family at home to the advantage of men as a group. Overall, results supported feminist theories that depict entrepreneurship as a gendered process. Female entrepreneurs tend to nurture satisfaction with work–family balance by creating work–family synergies, whereas male entrepreneurs tend to nurture satisfaction with work–family balance by obtaining family support at home.