Women Expatriates

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ISM UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BACHELOR STUDIES 3rd year students: Rasa Bartulyt Silvija Daikeryt Ieva Avulyt 2012 10 03 Women Expatriates Supervisor: Lineta Ramonien VILNIUS, 2012 Contents Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 3 Women do not want to be international managers.......................................................................... 3 Companies refuse to send women abroad ....................................................................................... 3 Foreigners are prejudiced against women expatriate managers…show more content…
But talking about foreigners’ point of view towards women expatriates, the halo effect plays an important role. Halo effect means that our judgments can be influenced by our overall impression. As in the current situation, while the local managers assume the women would not have been sent abroad unless they were “the best”, foreign managers create overall impression that the woman expatriate is “good” if she was sent. In addition, a research on international management competences was made and the results show that women are more sensitive to cultural differences which result in ability to work effectively with managers from other countries. Differences between men and women Differences between males and females prove the great ability to take international assignments for women. There is a general suggestion in the literature about gender-based character differences, which may lead to better performance by females in multinational companies. Gender differences in personality, managerial style and behaviour may have important impact in abroad assignments. There is also proposal, which states that women may be better suited for expatriate success working as a group. Many of female expatriates are perceived to be benefited from being interpersonally aware, more sensitive, empathetic and sociable than men. These skills as related to international assignment success could arouse a crucial increase in the number of women
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