Διερεύνηση παραγόντων που επηρεάζουν τη λήψη ηγετικών θέσεων από γυναίκες στο χώρο της φαρμακοβιομηχανίας στην Ελλάδα
Investigation of the factors that influence women in taking leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry in Greece
This research examines the role of the factors affecting the leading role of women in the pharmaceutical sector. Specifically the purpose of this study is to identify the "source problems" affecting the promotion of women in this sector of the economy and to investigate the factors that affect women in taking leadership positions in the pharmaceutical market in Greece. A quantitative research was addressed to employees in leadership positions of the pharmaceutical industry through anonymous questionnaires and with the use of statistical analysis, initial research hypotheses were confirmed. The findings lead to a number of possible interpretations, as well as directions for future research. It emerges, then, through this research that women in pharmaceutical are underrepresented and do not gain the analogue recognition of their skills and competences, they are not promoted in leadership positions to a large extent, while women executives have encountered somehow a sexist behavior. Meanwhile, regarding leadership style of women and men performed in the pharmaceutical industry, the majority of the respondents did not distinguish major differences, although a high percentage of the participants indicate that male leadership is oriented mainly to the result while the female leading style focuses mostly on human relationships. The underrepresentation of women in the pharmaceutical industry appears to consist a matter of individual choice and responsibility but also a matter of a wider societal stereotypes, structures and relationships.