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Growing trend of 'eldest daughters' leading Asian firms

7 March 2014 Last updated at 02:37 GMT

More than 70% of Asian businesses are family-owned.

For centuries ownership has moved down a male line but increasingly women are taking on family trades.

A growing number of middle-aged women who have experience working in Western firms are returning to lead Asian family firms.

Dr Connie Gersick explains why a growing number of "eldest daughters" are taking on leadership roles.