Work and Family Role Conflict and Management Strategies of Women Entrepreneurs in Contents Business

콘텐츠 비즈니스 여성기업인의 일/가족 역할갈등과 조정 전략

  • 전방지 (호서대학교 디지털 비즈니스학부) ;
  • 한미라 (한국학중앙연구원 사회학과)
  • Published : 2008.09.28


We examine how women entrepreneurs in contents business experience work/family role conflict and then reveal what kind of conflict management strategies they adopt in varying external and internal conditions. A critical problem faced by female entrepreneur is the tension that exists between their personal lives and business role. This tension is viewed as a form of inter-role conflict in which the role pressure from work and family competes for women's limited time and energy. First, we probe the content and nature of work- family role conflict on the part of female entrepreneurs. Second, we closely look at the three strategies of work/family role manipulation. Family role reduction strategy, work role reduction strategy, and work/family role sharing strategy are identified. Third, we discuss how the choice of the three strategies is affected by internal family salience and the external resources including spouse, family, and financial resources.


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