Gender-based stereotypes and managerial careers in diverse socio-economic environments: the cases of Greece and Nigeria
In most parts of the world, the workplace has persistently reproduced gender segregation, wage inequality, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in key management positions. As women have made gains in terms of employment and career-building, focus has grown with regard to women’s status at management level, with women still disproportionately limited to occupying the lower rungs of most organisations. This study, published in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, investigates the issue by examining business students’ attitudes towards women’s ability to lead as managers in two countries with diverse socio-economic environments: Nigeria and Greece. The study identifies and assesses factors that shape these attitudes through the use of a structured questionnaire administered to over 300 students in each country.