Marital Status and Performance of Women's Family Businesses in Burkina Faso
BalibiƩ Serge A. BAYALA, Ali SAKOLA DJIKA, Siembou SAKO

The aim of this research is to understand the influence of the marital status of female promoters of family businesses in Burkina Faso on the performance of their businesses. A quantitative approach involving a sample of 331 family businesses was adopted under the prism of contingency theory. Analysis of variance and logistic regression yielded two main results. Being married or single has no influence on the performance of family businesses. However, when the promoter lives in a monogamous household, her business is 3.47 times more likely to perform well than when she lives in a polygamous household. The originality of this study is that it highlights the influence of polygamy on the performance of family businesses in Burkina Faso. From a managerial point of view, this variable can therefore be taken into account in policies to support female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso.

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