Managerial skill utilization: Work environment, gender, and training incentive

Ziguang Chen*, Norihiko Takeuchi, Mitsuru Wakabayashi

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Past studies have demonstrated that a supportive work environment can positively influence managerial skill utilization. Adopting the instrumentality-expressiveness perspective, the present study extended the past research by illustrating the moderating effect of gender on this relationship. It found that the relationship between the work environment and managerial skill utilization is stronger among female managers than among male managers and further, that this interactive effect is more pronounced in a low incentive situation than in a high incentive situation in terms of reaching a high level of training performance. The theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-808
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Gender
  • Instrumentality-expressiveness perspective
  • Managerial skill utilization
  • Training incentive
  • Work environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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