Managerial leadership style in terms of gender



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Socialiniai Tyrimai/Social Research
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Management and administrative
Keywords Management style; gender; transformational and transactional leadership; Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire
Description In recent decades it is possible to observe an increasing proportion of women in leadership, but it is still a relatively slow growth. A typical representative of the manager remains a man and women are often seen as less capable jobholders, which due to the stereotypical perception most of us have hindered by a progress in leading positions (Carnes and Radojevich-Kelley, 2011; Ryan and Haslam, 2007, 2011). The aim of the presented paper is to identify the leadership style of women and men in managerial positions and a subsequent comparison of their contribution to the company in terms of gender. The article presents results of the research, which was conducted in the environment of the Czech branch of a major international company. An output should be evaluating whether the difference in perception of leadership style between men and women is legitimate and whether the lower representation of women in leadership positions can to justify their less effective leadership style.

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