The Right Mix? Gender Diversity in Top Management Teams and Organizational Outcomes

Niels Opstrup, Anders Ryom Villadsen

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Resumé

Recent research has illustrated how human demographic diversity influences the outcomes of public sector organizations. Most studies focus on workforce diversity and little is known about how managerial diversity affects organizational outcomes. This study focuses on top management team gender diversity. Theory suggests that diversity can lead to varied outcomes. It may provide knowledge and new ideas used for organizational development. However, team diversity is likely to slow down decision making and make consensus more difficult to reach. In a longitudinal study of top management teams in Danish municipalities this study finds diversity to be associated with an increased use of contracting but also higher budgetary instabilities. These results are interpreted in light of existing theory and implications are suggested.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato20. jun. 2013
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 20. jun. 2013
BegivenhedPublic Management Research Conference - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
Varighed: 20. jun. 201322. jun. 2013

Konference

KonferencePublic Management Research Conference
LokationUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
LandUSA
ByMadison
Periode20/06/201322/06/2013

Citer dette

Opstrup, N., & Ryom Villadsen, A. (2013). The Right Mix? Gender Diversity in Top Management Teams and Organizational Outcomes. Paper præsenteret på Public Management Research Conference, Madison, USA.
Opstrup, Niels ; Ryom Villadsen, Anders . / The Right Mix? Gender Diversity in Top Management Teams and Organizational Outcomes. Paper præsenteret på Public Management Research Conference, Madison, USA.24 s.
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2013. Paper præsenteret på Public Management Research Conference, Madison, USA.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

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