Antecedents of Women Managers’ Resilience: Conceptual Discussion and Implications for HRM

Naznin Tabassum, Sujana Shafique, Anastasia Konstantopoulou, Ahmad Arslan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to provide a framework with the antecedents of women managers’ resilience in SMEs. Design/methodology/approach: This developmental study uses a comprehensive literature review and a set of propositions to identify the antecedent of women managers’ resilience and develops a conceptual framework for resilience. Findings: The results indicate that in addition to personal resilience traits, interactive engagement with the work environment, career adaptability and positive human resource management (HRM) interventions are the main antecedents of women managers’ resilience. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to theory by providing a new perspective on the study of resilience as a process at the organisational level and as a trait at personal level. It contributes to the women employee-centric resilience discussion in HRM literature and explores the relationship between resilience and women managers’ career progression. This is a developmental study, and despite the strengths of the undertaken approach, there are a number of limitations due to the lack of empirical evidence. Therefore, future research activities should focus on validating the framework and determining any potential boundaries of this resilience framework. Practical implications: The study reveals a number of practical implications leading to a recommended resilience toolkit for HR managers of organisations to develop and promote resilience in their women managers and aspiring managers. Social implications: The social implications of this study include the social relationships within the work-setting, better employee engagement and interaction with the work environment and flexible career progression pathways. Originality/value: The paper is based on rich conceptual and theoretical discussion that identifies the key antecedents of women managers’ resilience. The study also conceptually establishes the moderating relationship between women managers’ resilience and work stress and burnout.

LanguageEnglish
Pages241-268
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Organizational Analysis
Volume27
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Fingerprint

Resilience
Managers
Human resource management
Progression
Work environment
Employees
Empirical evidence
Conceptual framework
Toolkit
Design methodology
Literature review
Pathway
Interaction
Social relationships
Career adaptability
Work stress
Organizational level
Employee engagement
Burnout
Small and medium-sized enterprises

Bibliographical note

Special Issue - Resilience and Competitiveness of SMEs

Copyright © and Moral Rights are retained by the author(s) and/ or other copyright owners. A copy can be downloaded for personal non-commercial research or study, without prior permission or charge. This item cannot be reproduced or quoted extensively from without first obtaining permission in writing from the copyright holder(s). The content must not be changed in any way or sold commercially

Keywords

  • Gender stereotyping
  • HRM
  • Resilience
  • SMEs
  • Women managers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Cite this

Antecedents of Women Managers’ Resilience: Conceptual Discussion and Implications for HRM. / Tabassum, Naznin; Shafique, Sujana; Konstantopoulou, Anastasia ; Arslan, Ahmad .

In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2019, p. 241-268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tabassum, Naznin ; Shafique, Sujana ; Konstantopoulou, Anastasia ; Arslan, Ahmad . / Antecedents of Women Managers’ Resilience: Conceptual Discussion and Implications for HRM. In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 241-268.
@article{874aff449e79449b8dbd0bcdcfadc676,
title = "Antecedents of Women Managers’ Resilience: Conceptual Discussion and Implications for HRM",
abstract = "Purpose: This paper aims to provide a framework with the antecedents of women managers’ resilience in SMEs. Design/methodology/approach: This developmental study uses a comprehensive literature review and a set of propositions to identify the antecedent of women managers’ resilience and develops a conceptual framework for resilience. Findings: The results indicate that in addition to personal resilience traits, interactive engagement with the work environment, career adaptability and positive human resource management (HRM) interventions are the main antecedents of women managers’ resilience. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to theory by providing a new perspective on the study of resilience as a process at the organisational level and as a trait at personal level. It contributes to the women employee-centric resilience discussion in HRM literature and explores the relationship between resilience and women managers’ career progression. This is a developmental study, and despite the strengths of the undertaken approach, there are a number of limitations due to the lack of empirical evidence. Therefore, future research activities should focus on validating the framework and determining any potential boundaries of this resilience framework. Practical implications: The study reveals a number of practical implications leading to a recommended resilience toolkit for HR managers of organisations to develop and promote resilience in their women managers and aspiring managers. Social implications: The social implications of this study include the social relationships within the work-setting, better employee engagement and interaction with the work environment and flexible career progression pathways. Originality/value: The paper is based on rich conceptual and theoretical discussion that identifies the key antecedents of women managers’ resilience. The study also conceptually establishes the moderating relationship between women managers’ resilience and work stress and burnout.",
keywords = "Gender stereotyping, HRM, Resilience, SMEs, Women managers",
author = "Naznin Tabassum and Sujana Shafique and Anastasia Konstantopoulou and Ahmad Arslan",
note = "Special Issue - Resilience and Competitiveness of SMEs Copyright {\circledC} and Moral Rights are retained by the author(s) and/ or other copyright owners. A copy can be downloaded for personal non-commercial research or study, without prior permission or charge. This item cannot be reproduced or quoted extensively from without first obtaining permission in writing from the copyright holder(s). The content must not be changed in any way or sold commercially",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1108/IJOA-07-2018-1476",
language = "English",
volume = "27",
pages = "241--268",
journal = "International Journal of Organizational Analysis",
issn = "1934-8835",
publisher = "Emerald",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Antecedents of Women Managers’ Resilience: Conceptual Discussion and Implications for HRM

AU - Tabassum, Naznin

AU - Shafique, Sujana

AU - Konstantopoulou, Anastasia

AU - Arslan, Ahmad

N1 - Special Issue - Resilience and Competitiveness of SMEs Copyright © and Moral Rights are retained by the author(s) and/ or other copyright owners. A copy can be downloaded for personal non-commercial research or study, without prior permission or charge. This item cannot be reproduced or quoted extensively from without first obtaining permission in writing from the copyright holder(s). The content must not be changed in any way or sold commercially

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Purpose: This paper aims to provide a framework with the antecedents of women managers’ resilience in SMEs. Design/methodology/approach: This developmental study uses a comprehensive literature review and a set of propositions to identify the antecedent of women managers’ resilience and develops a conceptual framework for resilience. Findings: The results indicate that in addition to personal resilience traits, interactive engagement with the work environment, career adaptability and positive human resource management (HRM) interventions are the main antecedents of women managers’ resilience. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to theory by providing a new perspective on the study of resilience as a process at the organisational level and as a trait at personal level. It contributes to the women employee-centric resilience discussion in HRM literature and explores the relationship between resilience and women managers’ career progression. This is a developmental study, and despite the strengths of the undertaken approach, there are a number of limitations due to the lack of empirical evidence. Therefore, future research activities should focus on validating the framework and determining any potential boundaries of this resilience framework. Practical implications: The study reveals a number of practical implications leading to a recommended resilience toolkit for HR managers of organisations to develop and promote resilience in their women managers and aspiring managers. Social implications: The social implications of this study include the social relationships within the work-setting, better employee engagement and interaction with the work environment and flexible career progression pathways. Originality/value: The paper is based on rich conceptual and theoretical discussion that identifies the key antecedents of women managers’ resilience. The study also conceptually establishes the moderating relationship between women managers’ resilience and work stress and burnout.

AB - Purpose: This paper aims to provide a framework with the antecedents of women managers’ resilience in SMEs. Design/methodology/approach: This developmental study uses a comprehensive literature review and a set of propositions to identify the antecedent of women managers’ resilience and develops a conceptual framework for resilience. Findings: The results indicate that in addition to personal resilience traits, interactive engagement with the work environment, career adaptability and positive human resource management (HRM) interventions are the main antecedents of women managers’ resilience. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to theory by providing a new perspective on the study of resilience as a process at the organisational level and as a trait at personal level. It contributes to the women employee-centric resilience discussion in HRM literature and explores the relationship between resilience and women managers’ career progression. This is a developmental study, and despite the strengths of the undertaken approach, there are a number of limitations due to the lack of empirical evidence. Therefore, future research activities should focus on validating the framework and determining any potential boundaries of this resilience framework. Practical implications: The study reveals a number of practical implications leading to a recommended resilience toolkit for HR managers of organisations to develop and promote resilience in their women managers and aspiring managers. Social implications: The social implications of this study include the social relationships within the work-setting, better employee engagement and interaction with the work environment and flexible career progression pathways. Originality/value: The paper is based on rich conceptual and theoretical discussion that identifies the key antecedents of women managers’ resilience. The study also conceptually establishes the moderating relationship between women managers’ resilience and work stress and burnout.

KW - Gender stereotyping

KW - HRM

KW - Resilience

KW - SMEs

KW - Women managers

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85061500144&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1108/IJOA-07-2018-1476

DO - 10.1108/IJOA-07-2018-1476

M3 - Article

VL - 27

SP - 241

EP - 268

JO - International Journal of Organizational Analysis

T2 - International Journal of Organizational Analysis

JF - International Journal of Organizational Analysis

SN - 1934-8835

IS - 2

ER -