Gender and influence across the globe: Cross-cultural gender differences in organizational upward influence

Dafna Eylon, Carolyn P. Egri, David A. Ralston, Tania Casado, Chay Hoon Lee, Wade M. Danis, María Teresa De La Garza Carranza, Francisco B. Castro, Emmanuelle Reynaud, Marina Dabic, Malika Richards, Ana Maria Rossi, Pingping Fu, Yongjuan Li, Arunas Starkus, Ilya Girson, Mahfooz A. Ansari, Philip Hallinger, Laurie Milton, Christine M.H. KuoHo Beng Chia

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Abstract

This study investigated cross-national gender differences in attitudes toward strategies of upward influence across 16 diverse countries. We used hierarchical linear modeling to test for significant economic and socio-cultural moderators on these relationships, while controlling for demographic and organizational characteristics. Overall, compared to male managers, female managers had similar views regarding the acceptability of organizationally beneficial behaviors, viewed self-indulgent behaviors as being relatively more acceptable, and viewed destructive behaviors as being relatively less acceptable. While cross-national convergence was found in respect to attitudes towards organizationally beneficial behaviors, cross-national divergence/crossvergence was indicated by the significant moderating effects of societal contextual factors on gender differences in the relative acceptability of self-indulgent and destructive behaviors. Findings are discussed in the context of cross-cultural research, including moral development, as well as implications for the role of female managers in organizational and societal contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2006Aug 16 2006

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Other66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period8/11/068/16/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Eylon, D., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., Casado, T., Lee, C. H., Danis, W. M., De La Garza Carranza, M. T., Castro, F. B., Reynaud, E., Dabic, M., Richards, M., Rossi, A. M., Fu, P., Li, Y., Starkus, A., Girson, I., Ansari, M. A., Hallinger, P., Milton, L., ... Chia, H. B. (2006). Gender and influence across the globe: Cross-cultural gender differences in organizational upward influence. Paper presented at 66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2006, Atlanta, GA, United States.