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Unformatted text preview: help from others (a situational
attribution), while good performance by Caucasian managers was seen to be due to
their effort and abilities (a dispositional attribution).29
Finally, racial and ethnic stereotypes are also important in the context of the
increasing globalization of business. In one study, researchers asked American business students to describe Japanese and American managers along a number of
dimensions. The students viewed Japanese managers as having more productive
employees and being better overall managers. However, the students preferred to
work for an American manager.30 One can wonder how such students will respond
to international assignments. Of course, all groups have stereotypes of each other.
Japanese stereotypes of Americans probably contribute to Americans not being promoted above a certain level in Japanese firms.
Gender Stereotypes. One of the most problematic stereotypes for organizations is the gender stereotype. Considering their numbers in the workforce, women
are severely underrepresented in man...
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