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Women entrepreneurs in transport family business: a perspective article

Emmanuel Mogaji (Keele Business School, Keele University, Keele, UK)

Journal of Family Business Management

ISSN: 2043-6238

Article publication date: 22 August 2023

Issue publication date: 3 April 2024




This paper underscores the importance of conducting studies that examine the experiences of women transport entrepreneurs within the context of the intersectionality of patriarchal culture, the challenges posed by insufficient infrastructure on business operations and the dominance of the male-dominated transport industry.


This paper is based on a concise literature review.


The intersectionality of these factors significantly influences women's prospects, opportunities and barriers as they navigate the entrepreneurial realm within the transportation sector. Understanding these complexities is essential to devise targeted strategies and policies that foster gender equality, promote inclusive economic growth and empower women entrepreneurs in this vital industry.


This paper synthesises existing research on family business, entrepreneurship and business operations in Africa.

Contribution to impact

This article has the potential to empower women in family-owned transportation businesses, promoting gender diversity and inclusivity. It achieves this by highlighting and encouraging women's leadership, leveraging their unique strengths, and fostering education and mentorship. As a result, the research is expected to drive industry growth, enhance customer satisfaction, and cultivate a more collaborative work culture. This emerging research is anticipated to transform these businesses, enabling women to become progressive leaders, thereby ensuring sustained success and fostering innovation in the transportation sector.



Mogaji, E. (2024), "Women entrepreneurs in transport family business: a perspective article", Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 374-379.



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