Determinants of Family Business Resilience after a Natural Disaster by Gender of Business Owner.

Author:

Danes, S. M. Lee, J. Amarapurkar, S. Stafford, K. Haynes, G. & Brewton, K.E.

Editor:

First

Date:

2009

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Risk, and Resilience

Language:

English

Publisher:

World Scientific

Full Harvard Reference:

Danes, S. M. Lee, J. Amarapurkar, S. Stafford, K. Haynes, G. & Brewton, K.E. (2009). Determinants of Family Business Resilience after a Natural Disaster by Gender of Business Owner. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 14(4): 333-354.

Using National Family Business Panel data combined with national disaster and federal disaster assistance data, this study investigates relative contributions of human, social and financial capital; disaster exposure; and federal disaster assistance to business-owning family resilience over time for male and female family business owners. The study examined 311 small family firms. Federal disaster assistance explained a significant amount of variance in firm-owning resilience. Higher levels of federal disaster assistance were associated with lower family firm resilience for male-owned businesses and higher family firm resilience for female-owned businesses.