The impact of Gender diversity on Healthcare System and Leadership: A first SLR for the future research

Journal title MECOSAN
Author/s Antonio Fusco, Graziana Galeone, Federico Schimperna, Rosa Lombardi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/120 Language English
Pages 13 P. 7-19 File size 329 KB
DOI 10.3280/MESA2021-120002
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Purpose. The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of gender diversity in the healthcare system also emphasizing the role of the leadership. The research aims to shed light on how gender diversity affects the healthcare sector and its impact on performance in the long term and in the current turbulent scenario. Design/methodology/approach. This paper proposes a primary longitudinal study of research documents extracted on gender diversity, leadership and healthcare system, collecting literature from Scopus database from 2001 to 2020. We used 10 scientific documents, after the selection of Business, Management and Accounting area and the screening of retrieved research documents. Originality. The paper is novel because aims to describe how gender diversity is able to affect the performance of the healthcare system having an overview on the leadership topic. Practical implications. Results of this research could be relevant to raise awareness on the need to promote gender diversity at the top management level in the healthcare system.

Keywords: healthcare, gender diversity, leadership, corporate governance, performance.

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Antonio Fusco, Graziana Galeone, Federico Schimperna, Rosa Lombardi, The impact of Gender diversity on Healthcare System and Leadership: A first SLR for the future research in "MECOSAN" 120/2021, pp 7-19, DOI: 10.3280/MESA2021-120002