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Male and Female Leadership – Similarities and Differences
Male and Female Leadership – Similarities and Differences

Author(s): Mirela Ciolac
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fundatia Română pentru Inteligenta Afacerii
Keywords: manager; subordinate; differences; gender; characteristics

Summary/Abstract: This study aims to identify characteristics and behaviours typical for male and female managers from the managers` perspective as well as from the subordinates`. Design/methodology/approach – The study involved 232 employed persons, 111 managers and 121 subordinates working in different branches. The independent variables of the research were: the position in the organization (manager or subordinate) and the managers` gender (male or female). The dependent variables were multiple and focused on the characteristics of managers in Romania. In order to develop tools for the assessment of Romanian managers` characteristics, 25 managers and 25 employers (from various professional categories) listed 10 qualities that they consider important for a manager. Findings – The differences between female and male managers are less than the similarities. Practical implications/originality/value – The overall conclusion – organizational characteristics have a greater influence than the personal ones in the managers` behaviour.

  • Issue Year: 1/2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 37-46
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English