The Impact Gender Has on Virtual Management

Christopher C. Whitehead
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In today's modern business environment, as the use of technology, particularly the Internet, continues to grow, so does the number of employees who are, to some degree, physically disconnected from their manager or are managed through this technology. Some estimates claim that the number of individuals working outside the traditional office on a regular basis is growing 20 percent per year, resulting in an estimated 185 million out-of-office (virtual) employees by the year 2005. Given the growing use of technology to manage employees and the growing number of virtual employees, the purpose of this paper is to examine how gender differences impact virtual management. Virtual management best practices are also reviewed.

Keywords: Virtual Management, Management, Out-of-office Employee, Virtual Employee, Gender
Stream: Economics and Management, Technology and Applied Sciences
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Christopher C. Whitehead

Assistant Professor, TSYS Department of Computer Science, Columbus State University

Chris Whitehead has been an assistant professor in the TSYS Department of Computer Science at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, for over three years. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate programming and Web development courses in Computer Science using traditional, blended, and online modalities. Prior to his current position, he was Columbus State University's web master for four years and before that, he taught mathematics at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, a master's degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is currently completing his PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. His research interests include the use of Web and mobile technologies, information systems, the Semantic Web, and online teaching.

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