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Women in the family business: the case of Asian businesswomen

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Author(s): Amelia Sáiz López

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 78;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Aisans | Spain | women | business | immigration | family

ABSTRACT
This article approaches the subject of studying Asian businesswomen in Spain. It begins by noting how businesswomen have been viewed from various analytical perspectives, and concludes that such profiles do not help us to analyse the most common type of Asian businesswomen that we have encountered in both statistical data and in fieldwork, given that the most common type of Asian businesswoman forms part of the family business. A new bibliographic review this time in the area of family businesses reveals that in recent times, the academic view has tended to view the family as a basic entity of study; a comprehensive perspective which, when applied to our specific field, enables us to reconsider the role and contribution of women in family businesses.
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