Conflict is often inevitable whenever people work together. There is, however, scant empirical evidence on how men and women handle conflicts. Such an examination is valuable for improving workplace relations and productivity. This study examined the conflict management styles used by male and female junior accountants. While males and females did not differ significantly in terms of using integrating, obliging and compromising styles, females were more inclined to avoid conflicts and males tended to be more dominating. Managerial implications of this study are addressed in this study.
|Journal||International Journal of Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|