Motivation to manage: A study of women in Chinese state-owned enterprises

Chao C. Chen, K. C. Yu, J. B. Miner

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This study assessed Chinese women's motivation to manage and its relationship to managerial success in Chinese state-owned enterprises. It was found that overall managerial motivation of Chinese women in this study was as high as that of Chinese men. In addition, overall managerial motivation was positively related to the hierarchical job level. Of the various component motives, the desires to exercise power and to stand out from the group were the significant predictors. Research and practical implications of the study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-173
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Behavioral Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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