Research Handbook on Women and Family Firms – Extended submission date

Date: 15 September 2020

This Handbook draws attention to how gender diversity and inclusion boosts the survival chances and transcendence possibilities of the family business.


We invite conceptual and empirical chapters that not only stress the role women play in family firms but also consider 21st century trends and developments within the family business field. The impact of entrepreneurship policy on women’s role in family firms will also be discussed.

We welcome book chapter contributions centered (but not exclusively) on the following themes:

  1. Owners’ Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Emotions and Conflict Resolution
  3. Performance and Crisis Management
  4. Governance Challenges
  5. Stewardship and Wealth Management
  6. Next Generation and Succession Issues

Submission details include: a short bio of the author(s); the title of the chapter proposal and an electronic copy of the chapter proposal (1500 words).

Invited authors will submit a full chapter (expected length: 6,500-8,000 words) by March 15th 2021, which will be subject to double-blind peer review, with the final draft due by July 30th 2021. The submission deadline for final, revised chapters is October 15th 2021. The anticipated publication date of the handbook is towards the end of 2022 by Edward Elgar.

Contact for further information

Interested authors should e-mail the Editors (; ; by 15 September 2020


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