Scientific Review of Literature Pertaining to Women in Management: With Special Reference to Management Styles and Managerial Effectiveness
L. V. K. Jayatilake
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, LK
About L. V. K.
Department of Commerce and Financial Management
The structure of the workplace is undergoing dramatic changes in the 2000s. The current trend towards change-an increasing number of women in the workplace, especially those visible in managerial position. The traditional hierarchical structure associated with male-dominated management ranks is inadequate to accommodate properly this trend. The growing impact of women in the workforce has kept the leadership style and managerial effectiveness of women on the research agenda. Reviews some of the current thinking on women and leadership, drawing on general management literature. Looks at alternative management structure theories which support the view of a genderless management structure. Conclude with a synopsis of some of the factors that may account for differences in leadership styles and managerial effectiveness. Recommends that managers should begin to adopt an nontraditional management style which will not only foster a blend of so-called masculine and feminine behaviors, but also lead to better leaders.
Wayamba Journal of Management 2013 4(1): 11-21
How to Cite:
Jayatilake, L.V.K., 2016. Scientific Review of Literature Pertaining to Women in Management: With Special Reference to Management Styles and Managerial Effectiveness. Wayamba Journal of Management, 4(1), pp.11–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/wjm.v4i1.7453
21 Jan 2016.