Politická ekonomie
Politická ekonomie
Prague Economic Papers
University of Economics, Prague

Prague Economic Papers Vol. 25 No. 3

The Added Value of Women in Management: The Czech Case

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18267/j.pep.588

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Zuzana Křečková, Dana Zadražilová, Hana Řezanková

The paper attempts to assess the added value of women in management in the context of the Czech Republic. The wider purpose is to contribute to the debate for the need of gender-balanced top managerial teams. It additionally contributes new inputs to the discussion as to whether quotas or other special measures are relevant to promote or engage more women in higher management positions within both the Czech public and private sectors. According to the results, Czech respondents view women as added value to management given the different characteristics of their approach over that of their male counterparts. However, the research reveals that women who obtain higher managerial positions demonstrate the same set of characteristics as men. In conclusion, the promotion system is designed for candidates that demonstrate typically male characteristics.

Keywords: Czech Republic, feminine values, management, quotas, sustainability, women in management

JEL Classification: M10, M51

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