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Examining Female Entrepreneurs? Management Styles: An Analysis Using a Relational Frame

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eleanor "Holly" Buttner, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper reports the results of a qualitative analysis of female entrepreneurs? accounts of their role in their organizations using Relational Theory as the analytical frame. Content analysis of focus group comments indicated that the women used a relational approach in working with employees and clients. Relational skills included preserving, mutual empowering, achieving, and creating team. Findings demonstrate that Relational Theory is a useful frame for identifying and explicating women entrepreneurs? interactive style in their own businesses. Implications and future directions for research are discussed.

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Publication
Journal of Business Ethics, 29, 253-269
Language: English
Date: 2001
Keywords
Leadership, Management style, Relational theory, Women entrepreneurs