A COMPARISON OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALE MANAGERS AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

A COMPARISON OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALE MANAGERS AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS As part of a more extensive study designed to establish thecharacteristics of women who have succeeded in the maledominated worldof management and entrepreneurship three questionnaires were used toassess gender identity, creative style and political style. Thesecharacteristics are thought to have a fundamental influence upon thecareer behaviour of women. Three main objectives are put forward first,to present a number of ideas about the possible political style,creative style and gender identity of women managers and entrepreneurssecondly, to present a discussion of the findings and their significancein relation to the behaviour of women at work and, finally, to attemptto illustrate that all three measures identify a common characteristic,that is, independence of thought which it is suggested maybe essential for women operating in the maledominated world of work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

A COMPARISON OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALE MANAGERS AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

Women In Management Review, Volume 6 (2) – Feb 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0964-9425
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10.1108/09649429110002265
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Abstract

As part of a more extensive study designed to establish thecharacteristics of women who have succeeded in the maledominated worldof management and entrepreneurship three questionnaires were used toassess gender identity, creative style and political style. Thesecharacteristics are thought to have a fundamental influence upon thecareer behaviour of women. Three main objectives are put forward first,to present a number of ideas about the possible political style,creative style and gender identity of women managers and entrepreneurssecondly, to present a discussion of the findings and their significancein relation to the behaviour of women at work and, finally, to attemptto illustrate that all three measures identify a common characteristic,that is, independence of thought which it is suggested maybe essential for women operating in the maledominated world of work.

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Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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