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Sex Bias in the Evaluation of Women in Management: A Systems Perspective

Kristofer J. Fenlason (MCS‐Organization Assessment Systems, a Division of National Computer Systems, Minnetonka, MN. Kris Fenlason is a Research Associate at Organization Assessment Systems, a survey research firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 March 1991



Evaluation of an individual's qualifications and performance is an integral part of entering and progressing through the ranks of most organizations. Yet, there are indications that women in management are hampered by sex bias in evaluation situations (e.g., Heilman, 1984; Schein, 1973; Terborg, & Ilgen, 1975; Walsh, Weinberg, and Fairfield, 1987). Therefore, sex bias may be adversely affecting the personnel decision‐making processes and procedures that are often critical for establishing and maintaining a career in management.


Fenlason, K.J. (1991), "Sex Bias in the Evaluation of Women in Management: A Systems Perspective", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 10 No. 3/4, pp. 10-18.




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