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Female Leadership and Workplace Climate

Sule Alan, Gözde Corekcioglu, Mustafa Kaba and Matthias Sutter
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Gözde Corekcioglu: Kadir Has University
Mustafa Kaba: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Matthias Sutter: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, University of Cologne, University of Innsbruck

No 249, ECONtribute Discussion Papers Series from University of Bonn and University of Cologne, Germany

Abstract: Using data from over 2,000 professionals in 24 large corporations, we show that female leaders shape the relational culture in the workplace differently than male leaders. Males form homophilic professional ties under male leadership, but female leadership disrupts this pattern, creating a less segregated workplace. Female leaders are more likely to establish professional support links with their subordinates. Under female leadership, female employees are less likely to quit their jobs but no more likely to get promoted. Our results suggest that increasing female presence in leadership positions may be an effective way to mitigate toxic relational culture in the workplace.

Keywords: female leadership; workplace climate; social networks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 J16 M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
Date: 2023-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-gen, nep-hrm, nep-lab and nep-soc
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