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Title: Recruitment/selectors perceptions of male and female trainee managers?
Authors: Kniveton, Bromley H.
Keywords: Age
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: KNIVETON, B.H., 2008. Recruitment/selectors perceptions of male and female trainee managers? Journal of European Industrial Training, 32 (6), pp. 404-417
Abstract: Purpose: This study investigates whether those involved with recruitment/selection (RS) react differently towards male and female trainee managers. Methodology: Measures of the perceptions towards trainee managers were collected from 440 managers and professionals involved in recruitment/selection (RS). Findings: It was found males were seen to have more stereotype male management characteristics than females. Female (RS) perceived female management trainees as possessing more male management characteristics than did male (RS). Practical implications: The stereotype of the management trainee held by male (RS), with it’s emphasis on ‘male characteristics’, would suggest females do face an unequal struggle in their careers. It is argued that male management characteristics, whilst possibly appropriate for organisations with a hierarchical structure, may not be as appropriate for the participatory organisational structure which is becoming more common. Suggestions are made to help develop management skills for both male and female trainees.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of European Industrial Training [© Emerald] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0309-0590.htm
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3800
ISSN: 0309-0590
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