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A profile of female retail managers: Some insights

Citation
Broadbridge A (1999) A profile of female retail managers: Some insights. Service Industries Journal, 19 (3), pp. 135-161. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069900000034

Abstract
This article provides an overview of the profile of male and female managers in the retail sector and speculates on the underlying sources for women's under-representation in managerial positions, particularly at the senior levels of retailing. Although differences were found between the male and female responses (notably those which can be attributed to a cultural climate dominated by male values and norms), similarities were also noted (which demonstrates the inadequacy of a human capital approach to explaining women's lack of representation in management positions). The findings uphold that explanations for women's under-representation in senior management positions may be attributed to organisational culture and policies which uphold male characteristics as the accepted norm for managerial behaviour.

Journal
Service Industries Journal: Volume 19, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Broadbridge, Adelina
Publication date31/07/1999
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0264-2069
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