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作者 Soroko, Mary Patrice
書名 A behavioral analysis of a female chief finance officer in higher education
國際標準書號 9780591486261
book jacket
說明 162 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 58-06, Section: A, page: 2015
Adviser: Tim Mazzoni
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Minnesota, 1997
Since the turn of the century, organization and leadership theory has been dominated by paradigm based on masculine values. Only within the past 20 years as women have reached executive level positions in education and industry have feminist notions of how to structure and lead organizations, as well as manage their resources, become feasible for investigation
This case study examined the leadership of a female chief finance officer (CFO) in higher education--a domain historically secured by male leadership. A secondary purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the CFO's impact on institutional culture. An extensive literature review provided a framework for examining the leadership of a single, exemplary case and for exploring how this leadership influenced the culture of the institution she serves
The subject of this investigation was found to exhibit a feminist leadership ethos. Her leadership was collective rather than individually-based and characterized by a human resource orientation rather than a strictly financial, efficiency-driven focus. By creating an environment that supported effectual work tendencies, higher levels of job satisfaction seemed to result through-out the organization. The subject's leadership promoted innovation, facilitated change, and enhanced productivity, all of which enabled her institution to operate in an effective, cost efficient manner
Further, the subject's professional integrity and optimistic disposition were found to significantly influence the culture and climate of her institution. Her positive disposition seemed to influence organizational receptiveness to growth and change. Hence, the results seemed to suggest that the CFO's cultural leadership plays an important role in maintaining the health and vitality of post-secondary institutions
The evidence also seemed to suggest that male and female chief finance officers interpret their roles differently. Male CFO's seemed to espouse a leadership style that was more closely aligned with traditional theory and practice. Female CFO's espoused a leadership style which was more similar to that of the subject of this investigation. Hence, it is recommended that gender leadership differences be the subject of future inquiry
School code: 0130
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 58-06A
主題 Education, Finance
Women's Studies
Education, Administration
Education, Higher
Alt Author University of Minnesota
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