Self-perceived Gender Differences in Purchasing

Klaas Stek, Tess Bijl, Aldis G. Sigurdardottir

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    Abstract

    Females account for only 12 per cent of the CPOs in Europe, which raises questions regarding gender differences and performance among purchasing and supply (chain) management (PSM) professionals. This study found that gender differences in competence levels depend on age or stage of life; no gender differences of purchasers in their twenties and fifties are found. However, in their thirties and forties, females assess themselves significantly lower on several competences than males. This study emphasises diversifying and nurturing the female PSM work staff to answer the "talent war", which both leads to competitive advantages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021
    Event30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021: Purchasing Innovation and Crisis Management - Online Event, Knoxville, United States
    Duration: 29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021
    Conference number: 30
    https://www.ipsera.com/ipseraonline2021

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021
    Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2021
    CountryUnited States
    CityKnoxville
    Period29/03/211/04/21
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Gender differences
    • purchasing competence
    • future
    • age

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    • Workshop Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland 2021

      Klaas Stek (Participant)

      19 Jan 202120 Jan 2021

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    • 30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021

      Klaas Stek (Discussion leader)

      29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021

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    • Workshop Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland 2019

      Klaas Stek (Participant)

      15 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

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