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The quest for well-being in growth industries: a collaborative study in Finland and Scotland
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
University of Helsinki, Finland.
Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
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2011 (English)In: Leadership through the Gender Lens: Women and Men in Organisations / [ed] L. Husu, J. Hearn, A.-M. Lämsä and S. Vanhala (eds.), Helsinki: Edita , 2011, 184-185 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to present a theoretical overview of what makes a leader effective using the theoretical lenses of behavioral and contingency theories and the theory of transformational leadership. We then analyze these theories from a gender perspective. The presence and effects of gender discrimination in the workplace, managerial and subordinate preconceptions and attitudes as identified in the current body of literature and the possible consequences for potential female leaders are discussed. Finally, the article turns to discuss the interaction between national and organizational culture and gender in terms of leadership opportunities. The aim of this article is to contribute to the discussion on the above areas and to provide a bringing together of perspectives so as to facilitate future research. This is a review article where we theoretically examine the gender context in leadership theory and practice with some illustrations from observation and experience.

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Helsinki: Edita , 2011. 184-185 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, leadership, management, wellbeing, industry, work, workplaces, growth
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73019ISBN: 978-952-232-100-8OAI: diva2:464932
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2013-03-11Bibliographically approved

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