Japanese Women Entrepreneurs: Implications for Family Firms

20 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014

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Dianne H.B. Welsh

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Program

Esra Memili

University of North Carolina - Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, Bryan School of Business and Economics

Eugene Kaciak

Brock University

Miyuki Ochi

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro

Date Written: April 2014

Abstract

Japanese women entrepreneurs and their predominately family‐owned firms are a growing economic segment in Japan. The number of entrepreneurs of both genders in Japan is proportionately very small compared to other countries. The purpose of this research is to investigate the characteristics of Japanese women entrepreneurs and their family firms, identify barriers and resources that affect their success. A customized long‐term support system with strong connections between family business supporters and women business owners by both the governmental and private agencies was identified as important for further growth of Japanese women entrepreneurs. Implications are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Welsh, Dianne H.B. and Memili, Esra and Kaciak, Eugene and Ochi, Miyuki, Japanese Women Entrepreneurs: Implications for Family Firms (April 2014). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 286-305, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2408264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12099

Dianne H.B. Welsh (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Program ( email )

Greensboro, NC
United States

Esra Memili

University of North Carolina - Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, Bryan School of Business and Economics ( email )

P.O.Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27412
United States

Eugene Kaciak

Brock University ( email )

500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catherines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada

Miyuki Ochi

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro

P.O.Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27412
United States

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