Gendered Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Democracy and Representation Moderate Leadership Effectiveness
This article investigates whether and how gendered leadership makes a difference in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The country-level variances in the initial trajectories provide a unique comparative setting that allows us to examine the link between leadership and performance, moderated by institutional contexts – democracy and representation. Using daily panel data over the first half of the year 2020 across OECD countries, I find that women-led countries show epidemiologic patterns different from male-led countries. The effect of gendered leadership was contingent on the maturity of democracy and the degree of gender representation in both parliament and bureaucracy.
Park, Sanghee. (2022). "Gendered Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Democracy and Representation Moderate Leadership Effectiveness". Public Management Review, 24(11), 1802-1823. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1937294