This is a Call for Papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business related to the Family Enterprise Research Conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina on June 8-10, 2017. The aim of the special issue is to broaden discussions on succession, immigrant, and gender issues in family business. The issue's guest editors are Dianne H.B.
"Many female physicians who choose to have children are fighting an uphill battle. The current model of medical education and training, after all, was designed exclusively for men more than a century ago. It consists of a rigid curriculum with a tight timeline for rotations, boards, and fellowships, to say nothing of the 80-hour duty weeks and, at times, punishing schedules. But is that the best way to fill the ranks of tomorrow's clinicians? When our structure for minting new doctors imposes hardships on almost half the people going through it, is it their fault -- or the system's?"
Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Development of the American Economy program, and the former president of the American Economic Association (2013/14). She’s also the author and editor of several books, among them Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women.
Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged-sometimes stridently-to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent-both female and male-are more likely to thrive. But the mentoring landscape is unequal.