More Class in Management Research

The Relationship between Socioeconomic Background and Managerial Attitudes

Authors: Kemayou, Yanick

  • Publication in the field of economic sciences

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Yanick Kemayou investigates how the socioeconomic background of organizational leaders can explain their management-relevant attitudes. The study provides theory development and first empirical tests of the impact of leaders’ socioeconomic background on their risk propensity, sense of control and justice perceptions. The model integrates sociological and social psychological research on class dynamics and attitudes. Yanick Kemayou uses cross-sectional data from the German Socioeconomic Panel to test the model. The empirical analyses provide robust support for the theoretical ideas. Results show, for instance, that reproduced leaders with a lower social distance toward broader classes exhibit more favorable justice perceptions toward groups such as unskilled workers than distant reproduced leaders. The bottom line for organizations is that leaders are likely to assess situations and persons differently because of their own socioeconomic background.

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Dr. Yanick Kemayou researches and lectures at the Department of Management of the University of Paderborn. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Chair for International Personnel Economics of the University of Vienna and was visiting scholar at the Department of Strategy and Business Policy of HEC Paris.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
More Class in Management Research
Book Subtitle
The Relationship between Socioeconomic Background and Managerial Attitudes
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-12063-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-12063-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-12062-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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