Influence of organizational culture on female and male upward mobility into middle and senior managerial positions: Zimbabwean banks and hotels

Manwa, Haretsebe, and Black, Neil (2002) Influence of organizational culture on female and male upward mobility into middle and senior managerial positions: Zimbabwean banks and hotels. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 2 (3). pp. 357-373.

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Abstract

Research from different parts of the world has consistently confirmed the maleness of managerial culture that is averse to female success. The article reports on an exploratory study undertaken in Zimbabwean banks and hotels to explore managerial explanations of how to achieve successful upward mobility into middle and senior managerial positions. The results confirm that in Zimbabwe, the managerial cultures that prevail in banks and hotels are modelled after what Kanter refers to as a western managerial ethos. These cultures are further reinforced by traditional African culture that precludes females from taking an active role in public life. The article concludes by making suggestions on how organizations can change their culture to accommodate diversity in their human resources.

Item ID: 12121
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: gender & management; human resource management; management in Zimbabwe; promotion in banks & hotels; women & men executives
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ISSN: 1758-6089
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 05:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9001 Financial Services > 900199 Financial Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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