Career Issues in Family Business: Understanding Career Ladders and Glass Ceilings

Baù M., Eddleston K., Sieger P., Pittino D.
Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(3), 2020


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Guest Editors

Massimo Baù, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Daniel Pittino, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden; University of Udine, Italy

Philipp Sieger, University of Bern, Switzerland

Kimberly A. Eddleston, Northeastern University, USA


The purpose of our special issue is to demonstrate how a careers perspective can contribute to the study of family businesses and bring to light how the family business context extends and challenges career theories and concepts. Inspired by the studies in our special issue and our review of previous research, we propose a conceptual model that leverages the concept of family embeddedness and intertwines it with career processes and outcomes. Building on the family embeddedness perspective, we propose several avenues for future research for family business and career scholars.


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