Gender diversity and its impact on high-tech SMEs¿ organizational leadership

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Gender in Management
  • Volumen: 33
  • Número: 6
  • Fecha: 06 agosto 2018
  • Páginas: 499-523
  • ISSN: 17542413
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.1108/GM-03-2017-0031
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Howard House Wagon Lane, Bingley BD16 1WA
© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to empirically identify the relationship between gender diversity and organizational leadership. Design/methodology/approach: A multifactor questionnaire, Form 6-S, developed by Bass and Avolio (1992), is used to measure leadership. The results are derived from univariate and multivariate analyses conducted through ordinary least square linear regression. This study uses a base consisting of 142 small and medium enterprises in Cali (Colombia); men manage 111 of which, whereas women manage 31. The data came from a project performed by the Humanism and Management research group of the Administration Sciences Department of Valley University (Universidad del Valle). Fieldwork was conducted between November 2013 and April 2014. Findings: The results show that companies with greater gender diversity (mostly women on the board of directors and in management) develop a transformational organizational style orientated towards organizational change through the transformation of followers. Originality/value: There is no previous study combining these variables in Colombian context.

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