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Time to Update? Revisiting the Narrative of Workplace Gender Dynamics
Considerable research documents enduring gender differences in workplace dynamics, especially regarding activities such as negotiation, communication and task responsibilities. While the significance of this literature cannot be overstated, our understanding of these important gender dynamics primarily stems from research of and by individuals in the Baby Boomer and Generation X populations. In the spirit of evolving the contemporary narrative of business and careers, this research explores manifestations of workplace gender dynamics among current undergraduate students enrolled in a highly selective financial management simulation program that replicates the realities of working in the competitive financial industry. Building upon the seminal scholarship surrounding workplace gender dynamics, findings from this research will offer important insights into the ability of established literature to predict gender dynamics in the rising Millennial and Generation Z populations. Contributions will inform both scholars and practitioners as to the next frontier surrounding gender and work in organizations.