Leadership and the role of women in the success of logistics companies
Objective: The objective of this article is discussing the role and importance of women’s leadership qualities in shaping the business success of firms in the logistics industry.
Research Design & Methods: Research was divided into two steps. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. Authors used monographic methods, along with an evaluation of documents in terms of their publication usefulness. In the next step, data was collected from primary sources: women working in the logistics industry as managers or managing their own firms – the technique applied was based on individual in-depth interviews, as well as employees of logistics companies led by women – the technique applied was direct questionnaires.
Findings: As the conducted research shows, the growing authority of women in the logistics industry results from their having the fundamental qualities and competences that should characterize an effective leader. In addition, some personality traits characteristic of women proves to be extremely useful in the multi-stimuli corporate environment. Therefore, women are perfectly capable of managing logistics.
Contribution & Value Added: According to the authors’ recommendations, the study should be expanded to include a larger group of respondents. Moreover, there should be included companies from different parts of the world. In addition, the next step should consider the socio-cultural conditions of the firm’s country of origin.
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