This study investigates the female roles in Chinese family business and their participation in business operations through the lens of Kinship Anthropology. According to the concept of ‘person’ in Chinese society, women status transforms after marriage and their affiliation and obligations change accordingly. Women accumulate family capitals by involving in family, ownership and business and cases are found in most of the Taiwanese family business. Due to the status transformation of a female member, which results in an ambidextrous position between her original family and in-law family. The ambiguity of a married daughter and her dual identities in kinship structure give women an advantageous position to involve in her original family and business. The concept of family in Chinese society is dynamic as an organic entity and overlapping boundary of in/out group accommodate members as family more flexible. We propose the female status transformation from daughter/father; sister/brother to aunt/nephew relationship is an arena to understand the female family members and their involvement in family business.
|Effective start/end date||2017/08/01 → 2018/07/31|
- family business
- female member
- aunt-nephew relationship
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