Dr Angela Carradus won not one but two ISBE awards; Best Paper in Family and Business Community and Best Early Career Researcher. Her paper is titled “Understanding the role of relational competency in copreneurial business through a gender perspective” and explores the dynamics of intimacy and relational connections that underpin married or cohabiting couples who have started a business together. It looks at such couples in the context of the potential birth of a family business.
I draw on psychological and gender perspectives to develop a more nuanced way of understanding such lived experience.
This is the focus of Angela’s research as well. “I draw on psychological and gender perspectives to develop a more nuanced way of understanding such lived experience” she says. The research was qualitative and involved in-depth interviews with eight couples for this paper and fourteen couples for the broader study which also drew on a dramaturgical approach to develop a performative model to explore alternative ways of understanding entrepreneurial and family business.