Women in Management. Addressing the Issues of Social Structure and Education

Author: Sławomir Banaszak
Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6083-6641
Year of publication: 2022
Source: Show
Pages: 272-284
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2022.02.16
PDF: kie/136/kie13616.pdf

The paper is part of the interdisciplinary considerations on the management of organisations and the participation of women in these processes. The presented approach combines the science of management with the sociology of education. It allows the analysis of macro-social aspects of women’s functioning and micro-social aspects related to the functioning of women at the top of corporate power. The article is based on a management survey published in 2019, which concerns issues of mutual relations between education, socialisation, and the place of women in the social structure or the selection of co-workers. It is qualitative research that does not allow for the generalisation of conclusions to the entire population of Polish managers (or, more precisely, managers working in Poland), but the representativeness of a typological nature has been preserved. It means that the interviewees represented distinguished types of managers, mainly due to the industry and the type of position. The study concerned the highest-ranking company managers, Chief Executive Directors (CEO), and members of the company’s boards with various academic diplomas.

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