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LEADERSHIP IN EXECUTIVE WOMEN FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCES: A STUDY IN THE REGION OF MADRID
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Social sciences
Information
Abstract
Today's knowledge society is creating increasingly competitive environments in which cognitive factors, creativity, knowledge and information determine the success of organizations. In this context the exercise of management and leadership is essential to achieve objectives, goals and relationships. Both concepts have been historically associated with the male domain because of the underrepresentation of women in managerial positions. However, the increasing participation of women in the workplace has led to the development of an extensive literature on the possible existence of differences between the styles of male and female leadership, although it has not been addressed from the analysis of competences associated with each sex. Through a participatory process the abilities and skills associated with women managers are analyzed, the differences in leadership styles and the barriers that still exist for the promotion of women into management positions. The results indicate that women particularly value the skills associated with human relationships, the female leadership style tends to be transformational and that there are still barriers to their advancement to management positions.
International
Si
Congress
XV Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería de Proyectos
960
Place
Huesca
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-615-7674-6
Start Date
06/07/2011
End Date
08/07/2011
From page
11
To page
22
Selected Proceedings from the 15th International Congress on Project Engineering
Participants
  • Autor: Susana Sastre Merino (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
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  • Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural
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