New edition of EIZ Working Papers

The latest edition of EIZ Working Papers brings the paper "Gender differences in management styles during crisis and the effect on firm performance" by Valerija Botrić, Sonja Radas and Bruno Škrinjarić.

This paper aims to shed light on gender differences in firm performance in a period that entails an unprecedented crisis with specific effects on gender roles, i.e., COVID-19. The analysis focuses on Croatian high-tech manufacturing and knowledge intensive service sector SMEs.In this study, we consider a causationeffectuation management framework to investigate how women- and men-owned SMEs used these management styles to address the business challenges in the COVID-19 crisis. Our contribution aims explicitly to answer the invitation made in recent literature to explore how gender influences the effects of the four dimensions of effectuation on firm performance.

The publication can be accessed at the Institute's website here.