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Title: A Comparative Analysis In Germany And The United States
Author: Hecht, Theresa
Director/Tutor: Elgoibar, Patricia
Keywords: Estudis de gènere
Lideratge en les dones
Tesis de màster
Gender studies
Leadership in women
Masters theses
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Purpose – The research aims to analyze how gender impacts the leadership style of top-level business leaders. The study explores how culture affects the relationship between gender and leadership style. Design/methodology/approach – This investigation proposes a quantitative method to collect data through a survey distributed by email to top-level managers of the 500 largest organizations, measured by total revenue, in the United States and Germany. Findings – Expected findings demonstrate that gender does condition leadership style however, culture impacts this relationship as a moderator. Research limitations/implications – A lower than expected total response rate of the survey may project limitations as well as the effect of globalization, and acroeconomic and socioeconòmic characteristics not considered in this research. Originality/value – This paper is expected to provide theoretical and managerial implications by acquiring greater awareness of the relationship between gender and leadership with culture as a moderator. This study provides information for managerial training programs focusing on international management and leadership, specifically for organizations operating between the two cultural settings of Germany and the United States.
Note: Treballs Finals del Màster de Recerca en Empresa, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2016-2017, Tutora: Patricia Elgoibar
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