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Influence of Gender Differences on Leadership Styles


  • Rus Mihaela

    () (Faculty of Law,Administrative Science and Sociology Ovidius University,Constanta, Romania)


Studies support the idea of differences between men and women managers regarding leadership style, are quite hard to find because almost all research in this direction have been made in terms of groups of male managers. If there was evidence in the sense similarity between the leadership style of men and women managers this problem would not exist. There have been some studies, mostly in the U.S., which dealt with the nature of leadership and demonstrated that there are many differences between management styles of the two sexes. Usually when we make comparisons between managers, the dialogue is framed by men tend to control, against the tendency of women to build a team and to reach an agreement. Women want more to consider compromises and seek advice from others, as opposed to this, men often believe that if they ask for advice, will be perceived as insecure.

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  • Rus Mihaela, 2012. "Influence of Gender Differences on Leadership Styles," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(2), pages 937-942, Decembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:xii:y:2012:i:2:p:937-942

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    organizational culture; leadership; gender; influence;

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance


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