HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Eastern Indian and Afghan Women in Management: A Quantitative Inquiry on their Leadership Proficiencies and Propensities

Document Type

Article

Date

3-1-2011

Publication Title

International Journal of Business and Management

ISSN or ISBN

1833-3850

Volume

6

Issue

3

First Page

3

Last Page

11

Description

Women make up around fifty percent of the workplace in most large firms, especially in developing economies. Afghan and Indian women are in professional and management ranks of most industries. This study focused on the technical, human, and conceptual skills of women from Afghanistan and India to see if cultural differences and socialization in different political, economical, educational, and social systems can be a significant influencing factor. The researchers attempted to address whether Afghan and Indian women have similar or different orientations in management skills. The results of 202 respondents show that these two groups have significantly different management and leadership skills. Indian women scored extremely high on technical skills and Afghan women scored high on conceptual skills. Implications for researchers, managers, and human resource professionals are presented.

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