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Perceptions of Women as Managers in Chile and the United States

Crystal L. Owen (Wright State University)
Robert F. Scherer (Cleveland State University)
Michael Z. Sincoff (Wright State University)
Mark Cordano (Ithaca College)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Article publication date: 28 October 2003

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Abstract

The objective of the current study was to determine if stereotypical perceptions of women as managers existed among men and women in two different cultural settings, the U.S. and Chile. Using the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS), 412 participants from the U.S. and Chile responded to questions about their perceptions of women performing managerial roles and tasks. Gender and culture effects were identified at both the multivariate and univariate levels.1 The results showed that male subjects in both cultures had more stereotypical and negative perceptions of women as managers than did female subjects, and the U.S. participants (both male and female) had more positive and less stereotypical perceptions of women as managers than the Chilean participants. Implications for research and practice in cross‐cultural and international management are discussed.

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Owen, C.L., Scherer, R.F., Sincoff, M.Z. and Cordano, M. (2003), "Perceptions of Women as Managers in Chile and the United States", American Journal of Business, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 43-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/19355181200300011

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