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Are workplaces with many women in management run differently?

Eduardo Melero

Journal of Business Research, 2011, vol. 64, issue 4, 385-393

Abstract: Are workplaces with a high percentage of women in management run differently? This paper uses data from the British 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS98) to analyze empirically the relationship between the percentage of female workplace managers and people-management practices. The results show that workplace management teams with a higher proportion of women monitor employee feedback and development more intensely. Such teams also tend to promote more interpersonal channels of communication and more employee participation in decision-making, although the evidence is weaker for these last two practices. Overall, the findings suggest that the concept of good workplace management practices converges on female leadership styles when the percentage of female managers increases.

Keywords: Women; in; management; People-management; practices; Managerial; behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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