Title: Measuring and comparing leadership styles of males and females in family and non-family businesses
Authors: Arijs, Diane
Issue Date: May-2010
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Conference: Entrepreneurship Research Day edition:1 location:Antwerp date:10/5/2010
Abstract: This study wants to clarify inconsistent findings on gender differences in the full range leadership literature (FRLT) by taking into account the family intensity of the business. For that purpose we used a mixed design consisting of 16 in-depth interviews in 5 heterogeneous family businesses, secondary data of 1,341 Belgian businesses and a phone survey among 188 female and 208 male CEOs. MIMIC models reveal that family intensity of the business is the strongest explanatory variable of the FRLT and that it has a differential impact on the leadership of male and female CEOs.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous

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