Journal of Management Information Systems

Volume 11 Number 3 1994 pp. 181-201

An Examination of Gender Effects on Career Success of Information Systems Employees

Baroudi, Jack J and Igbaria, Magid

ABSTRACT: We examine the differences and similarities in the human capital variables of male and female information systems (IS) workers and the affect these differences have on job outcomes. The human capital variables studied include age, education, organizational and job tenure, and number of years in the IS occupation. We found that even when controlling for the differences in human capital variables, women in IS still tend to be employed at lower levels of the organization, make less money, and have greater intentions to leave the organization.

Key words and phrases: career success, gender differences, human capital, IS career