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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  • 30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021

    Klaas Stek (Discussion leader)

    29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021

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  • Workshop Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland 2021

    Klaas Stek (Participant)

    19 Jan 202120 Jan 2021

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  • Workshop Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland 2019

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    15 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

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