Special Issue "Women in Business"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Paola Demartini

University of Rome 3, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
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Interests: gender in management; intellectual–based management and corporate reporting
Guest Editor
Prof. Francesca Maria Cesaroni

University of Urbino Carlo Bo, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
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Interests: gender in management; family business; small business and entrepreneurship
Guest Editor
Prof. Paola Paoloni

Niccolò Cusano University, 00166 Roma RM, Italy
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Interests: female entrepreneurship; financial reporting; intellectual-based management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A Special Issue will be prepared for Administrative Sciences that has, as a theme, women in business. We invite papers that focus on understanding the peculiarities of female entrepreneurs and managers in terms of propensity to innovation, approach to creativity, decision making, resilience, networking and co-creation.

The role of women in entrepreneurship, management and corporate governance is regarded as central to the development and welfare of economies. Since the early 1980s, there has been increased interest in women managers and entrepreneurs, often from an interdisciplinary approach combining, for example, sociology, psychology, management, and organizational studies and economics. Nowadays research into women in management and organizations is constantly and rapidly evolving (Paoloni and Demartini, 2016). For all the above reasons, the main goal of this call is to highlight how women create, process and share knowledge in their business activity through application and exploitation of novel creative ideas and solutions. Research on the way women face new business challenges within the organizations as entrepreneurs, owners, managers, as well as workers, can contribute to understand the new drivers affecting value creation dynamics in our knowledge-based society.

Specifically, contributions may focus on, but are not limited to:

  • Female entrepreneurship challenges in traditional and new sectors such as those of the green economy, big data management and social media
  • Women’s participation in the ownership, management and leadership of family business
  • Women in boards and their impact on boards dynamics and effectiveness
  • Women in management, relational capital and business networking
  • Diversity and Gender inequalities in the light of the new challenges of the fourth industrial revolution

Studies from different theoretical perspectives, research disciplines and with different methodological or interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Prof. Paola Demartini
Prof. Francesca Maria Cesaroni
Prof. Paola Paoloni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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