Think crisis-think female: the glass cliff and contextual variation in the think manager-think male stereotype.

@article{Ryan2011ThinkCF,
  title={Think crisis-think female: the glass cliff and contextual variation in the think manager-think male stereotype.},
  author={Michelle K. Ryan and S. Alexander Haslam and Mette D. Hersby and Renata Bongiorno},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={
          470-84
        }
}
The "think manager-think male" (TMTM) association underlies many gender inequalities in the workplace. However, research into the "glass cliff" has demonstrated that the suitability of male and female managers varies as a function of company performance such that in times of poor performance people may "think female" (Ryan & Haslam, 2005, 2007). Three studies examined gender and managerial stereotypes in the context of companies that are doing well or doing badly. Study 1 reproduced TMTM… CONTINUE READING
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