Gender Differences in Implementing Organizational Change in Romania’s Central Public Administration

Central European Public Administration Review, 19(1), 2021

32 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2021

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Marius Profiroiu

Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Alina G. Profiroiu

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Corina C. Nastacă

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Date Written: April 12, 2021

Abstract

The present study analyses the gender differences in implementing organizational change in Romania’s central public administration, from a subordinates’ perspective, in order to establish whether female leaders are more likely to adopt change in comparison to their male counterparts. The research methodology consists of an opinion survey conducted in the central public administration of Romania based on a questionnaire. The study reveals that female leaders are perceived in a positive, yet not in a better manner than men. They are considered transformational leaders capable of involvement in the process of organizational change of public institutions. There are no significant differences between the perceptions of men and women as leaders, although almost all the differences are in favour of men. The study shows a strong correlation between transformational leadership and leaders’ capacity of implementing the management of change, the relationship being stronger in the case of female leaders who should continue to strengthen transformational behaviours.

Keywords: female leaders, female leadership advantage, organizational change, transformational leadership

JEL Classification: O16, M15, M12

Suggested Citation

Profiroiu, Marius and Profiroiu, Alina G. and Nastacă, Corina C., Gender Differences in Implementing Organizational Change in Romania’s Central Public Administration (April 12, 2021). Central European Public Administration Review, 19(1), 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3867320

Marius Profiroiu (Contact Author)

Bucharest University of Economic Studies ( email )

Tache Ionescu street, no. 11, sector 1
Bucharest
Romania

Alina G. Profiroiu

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies ( email )

Romania

Corina C. Nastacă

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies ( email )

Romania

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