The effect of power distance on the career advancement of women

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Desray en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Gibbs, Portia en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-04T13:46:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-04T13:46:12Z
dc.date.created 2016-03-30 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract Power distance is a cultural value that has a strong influence in both societal and organizational behaviour. The need for this research resulted from the basis that South Africa has a high value for power distance and a low number of women in senior business roles. By understanding the role power distance plays in the career advancement of women, organisations can put systems in place to create a more equal workforce and leverage the benefits of Smart Economics. The research was conducted via an online survey and was completed in full by 67 business women based in South Africa. The questionnaire was based on the GLOBE cross cultural study as well as supplementary questions relating to specific features affecting career advancement for women. The outcome allowed for a model to be developed that gives light to the effect of power distance on organizational features, specifically the career advancement of women. Specific features such as the desire to attain power or to maintain power emerged through this survey. A cultural model (figure 8) was developed that presents an outline of the different ways power distance values can affect organizational features and influence the career advancement of women. The outcome of this research could contribute to the way companies develop internal structures that may either encourage or inhibit women from achieving career advancement within the context of power distance. en
dc.description.availability Unrestricted en
dc.description.degree MBA en
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.description.librarian pa2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Gibbs, P 2016, The effect of power distance on the career advancement of women, MBA Mini-dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52393> en
dc.identifier.other GIBS en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52393
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title The effect of power distance on the career advancement of women en
dc.type Mini Dissertation en


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