The Effects of Innovative Features of Women Managers on Their Business Performance: The Food Exporter Companies in Aegean Region Sample

Ozmutaf N. M. , AKTEKİN E. , Ergani B., Cita K.

World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 May 2015, pp.220-229 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.353
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-229


The main aim of this research is to determine perceptions of innovative features of women managers in food exporter companies in Aegean Region on their business performance. The questionnaire prepared on this subject and on January 2015-March 2015 was applied to the 123 women managers working in food exporter companies in Aegean Region. At the end of the research in the 20 scope proposition collected in the eight factors; it was determined that within the framework of innovative features, women managers ownership of the mission and vision, care about career development (f1), to see opportunities, to be brave, to be open to learning (f2), to be conciliatory and to be convincing (f3), to be prescience and to be creative (f4), to be solution-oriented and to be open to innovation (f5), to care about cooperation, research and high communication (f6), to be emotional and abstract thinking (f7), high confidence and to be competitive (f8), affected business performances of them in the advanced positive way. For the 20 propositions, the alpha value of Cronbach is 0,726. Eight factors overall variance is explained at %79,174 levels. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.