What is it about?
Existing studies mostly focused on the negative impact of domestic responsibilities and childcare of women on their ventures. However, this feminist study yields novel insights on how male family members dominate, oppress and exploit women by directly getting involved in small businesses of women in a highly patriarchal developing nation, Bangladesh.
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Why is it important?
The existing literature generally focuses on the aspect of material gains through of male family members through women business-owners’ household activities. However, this research establishes that businesses of some women are adversely affected by male relatives’ social practices that are not related to domestic activities. Thus, the article contributes to the understanding on gender subordination in women’s entrepreneurship from the narrow concentration on material gains of male family members to a more nuanced view of social practices.
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This page is a summary of: All About Patriarchal Segregation of Work Regarding Family? Women Business-Owners in Bangladesh, Journal of Business Ethics, September 2020, Springer Science + Business Media,
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