Capacity Strengths of Asian Women in Management Positions


  • Melissa H. Foster University of Louisville, Louisville
  • Christine Fernholm Mid Sweden University, Östersund
  • Stephanie Brunnberg Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Mainz


Women in Management
Gender Equality
Gender Diversity
Female Entrepreneurship
Human Capital


The objective of this study was to examine the current state of women's capability strengths in management positions in Asian nations. The study is grounded in Resource Based Value theory (RBV) of firms and is empirically based on proficiency rating data from females and males working in Asian countries. Variance analysis was used to analyze the sample in terms of differences and linear multiple regression analysis was employed to uncover the influence of competence proficiency ratings of females in managerial positions in different countries and among different management levels to sales performance. Results of the statistical analysis of the data yielded evidence that differences in managerial capabilities between genders exist that are particularly striking at various management levels within the firm. The two male strengths, strategic orientation and change management, have a significant impact on performance relative to hire date, from which it is possible to approximate the age of the manager suggesting that the capability to generate sales volume increases with age. These findings highlight the current competency status of Asian managers and the need to develop female potential in the quest to create a more gender equal society enabling both women and men to reach full potential.


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How to Cite

Foster, M. H., Fernholm, C., & Brunnberg, S. (2023). Capacity Strengths of Asian Women in Management Positions. Journal of Management World, 2023(2), 79–88.