Gender and Role in Conflict Management: Female and Male Managers as Third Parties

34 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010

Abstract

This paper proposes and tests hypotheses drawn from the literature on gender, leadership, and conflict management about the outcomes facilitated by men and women in third party roles in dispute resolution. Results show that when managerial women occupy third party roles in which they lack authority over disputants, they facilitate very different outcomes than men in these roles, or men and women in third party roles with authority. The behavioral data suggest they do so by eschewing the agentic behavior displayed by others taking these third party roles.

Suggested Citation

Benharda, Imen and Brett, Jeanne M. and Lempereur, Alain Pekar, Gender and Role in Conflict Management: Female and Male Managers as Third Parties. IACM 23rd Annual Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1611863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1611863

Imen Benharda (Contact Author)

ESSEC Business School ( email )

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CERGY, CERGY PONTOISE CEDEX 95021
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Jeanne M. Brett

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management ( email )

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Alain Pekar Lempereur

Brandeis University ( email )

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