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Women in management
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay concerns the subject of women in management. Data shows that women continue to increase their share of managerial positions: but unfortunately the rate of progress is slow and uneven. Therefore, I decided to examine the barriers experienced by a female manager and how a feminine managerial approach, such as transformational leadership style, can be effective for organizations to reach their goals. The essay is based on a single case study, which were made on a experienced female manager working at Forex Bank. Based on the collected data, genders have different ways of expressing feelings and emotions, and that the most important barrier to consider for females according to my study is networking. The study also indicated that females need to overcome their fair of being open, because females tend to be more reserved and “scared� of being criticized compared to men, which needs to be improved. The thesis also concluded that a feminine approach such as transformational leadership style can be an advantage in many industries.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Women in management, female leadership, transformational, leadership, barriers, management
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45000ISRN: LTU-DUPP--10/038--SELocal ID: 2bf09ac4-3131-42ec-b176-06ae15de12abOAI: diva2:1018279
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Industrial Marketing, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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