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Does culture affect the communication process or management style of African-American women managers within a corporation?

Saunders, Anita F. author ;Central Connecticut State University. Department of Communication.

1996

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  • Title:
    Does culture affect the communication process or management style of African-American women managers within a corporation?
  • Author/Creator: Saunders, Anita F. author
  • Central Connecticut State University. Department of Communication.
  • Creation Date: 1996
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 237 leaves ; 29 cm.; paper 29 cm. ink typescript.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 80-82).
  • Subjects: African American women executives -- Intercultural communication; Communication in management; Intercultural communication
  • Description: The communication process and management style of African-American women managers in corporations has been a subject that has seemed to evade scholarly studies for many years. African-American woman in corporations have not been studied as a single entity. They have always been grouped by gender or by race and few have examined the traditions and history that allow African-American women to function productively in a corporation. There are specific traits African-American women possess and specific challenges they face in corporate environment that can be attributed to their cultural background. These challenges may not only come from Caucasians but they may come from people of color, of both genders, within the organization. Issues of race, gender, class, color and ethnicity are complex variables that may exist in individual cases. There are also other variables of communication that can be examined such as non-verbal as well as gender based traits that would include Caucasian females in a study. For the purposes of this study, I will explore only why African-American women managers have a difficult time communicating verbally with their superiors within the corporation and how that has affected their professional lives. I will examine this statement through an analysis of research and interviews with African-American women managers in corporations to see if their culture, traditions and history, affect their communication process, their power base and management style.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 80-82).
  • Degree Granted: M.S. Central Connecticut State University 1996
  • OCLC Number: 36134353