Do Female Managers Cultivate More Ethical Leadership Practices? An Investigation on Agency Problems

John Politis

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Abstract

Considering the implications of moral leadership on corporate accounting practices and agency problems in male dominated financial services, we tested relations between ethical leadership behaviours and agency problems and examined the role played by gender. The literature generally supports that the relationship between ethical leadership and agency problems is negative. This relationship however may vary due to stereotypes and different expectations of female and male leaders. Data was collected from 119 full-time employees of Cyprus' financial services for six female and thirteen male managers/supervisors. The findings indicated that the agency problems - ethical leadership relationship depends significantly on the gender of the managers/supervisors. Specifically, female leaders exercise more ethical leadership and self-regulation, compared to their male counterparts. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 4th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance ICMLG 2016
EditorsDmitry Vasilenko, Natalia Khazieva
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherACPIL
Pages264-270
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9791910810859
ISBN (Print)9781910810842
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance – ICMLG 2016 - St. Petersburg, Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 14 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
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Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance – ICMLG 2016
Abbreviated titleICMLG 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period14/04/1615/04/16
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