How do female entrepreneurs experience and cope with role conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: case study from Ethiopia

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Abstract

This paper presents the experience of role conflict and consequent coping strategies used by women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) context. The data was collected from female business owners in the textile sector of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in multiple case studies. The results indicate that sources of role conflict for women entrepreneurs in the context studied include family, business (work), social role expectations, and personal factors. We therefore argue in this study that sources of role conflict should not be limited to those stemming from family and work, the normative focus in work-family interface literature. The main practical implication is that in cases where there is a shortage of resources, efforts aimed at promoting female entrepreneurship should start by examining the source of conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-209
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Volume38
Issue number1/2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2019

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Sub-Saharan Africa
Role conflict
Ethiopia
Female entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs
Multiple case study
Family business
Shortage
Resources
Female entrepreneurship
Owners
Coping strategies
Factors
Work and family
Work-family interface

Keywords

  • business stages
  • coping strategies
  • role conflict
  • women entrepreneurs

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In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 38, No. 1/2, 24.09.2019, p. 177-209.

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