ERIC Number: ED170825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Women in Management: Leadership Theories, Research Results, and Future Directions.
Putnam, Linda L.
This review of the literature about women in management advocates the pursuit of research on women executives as unique components in the organizational setting, with the warning that careful and unremitting attention be paid to the selection of theoretical perspectives. It examines trait and role theory, and discusses such factors as aggressiveness and dominance versus dependency and submission; self-confidence and self-esteem; emotional control and sound judgement; and achievement motivation. It then considers leadership styles and behaviors, looking at women executives as democrats, autocrats, and iconoclasts. Finally it considers literature related to systems theories and structural variables as determinants of leadership behavior. (TJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (St. Louis, Missouri, April 5-7, 1979)