Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 1997

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Managerial Issues

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

355

Last Page

372

Abstract

Modern business is clearly con- ducted in uncertain contexts. Today's firms are faced with ever increasing international competitive pressures, unstable capricious markets, new and complex technologies, and with dramatic changes in society in general. Paramount among these changing contexts is the change in the management composition of firms due to women assuming management positions. The American work force is one of the most ethnically and gender diverse in the world (Cox and Smolinski, 1994). For firms, this diversity affords new opportunities and challenges. According to Nichols (1993), in this decade, women managers will redefine managerial work and will provide firms with opportunities to capitalize on the challenging contexts they face. Zellner (1994) further notes that women are starting new businesses at a rate nearly twice that of men, and are "bringing to the table" skills such as team building and employee development that are very much in tune with today's competitive realities.

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This article is from Journal of Managerial Issues 9 (1997): 355. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Pittsburg State University

Language

en

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