Decision-Making Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business Succession Process Academic Article uri icon


  • The decision-making process concerning succession issues for family businesses is crucial as it affects long term performance and sustainability. However, while succession issues in family business has been extensively studied, the decision-making process for women-owned family businesses is sparse, particularly in transition economies. This is despite the growth of women-owned businesses worldwide. This study explores the succession decision-making process in women-owned small family businesses in Kosovo using a qualitative approach. The findings suggest that group decision making is important in family businesses and plays a role in determining how gender influences succession planning. Managerial and policy implications are discussed.


  • Ramadani, Veland
  • Dana, L xE9 o-Paul
  • Sadiku-Dushi, Nora
  • Ratten, Vanessa
  • Welsh, Dianne HB

publication date

  • December 2017