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Women and Sustainability in Business
A Global Perspective

ISBN 9781472448910
Published September 30, 2016 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

Women and Sustainability in Business: A Global Perspective, brings together original research from a dozen countries, concerning the issues and challenges facing women in sustainable business. This is a recurrent topic among researchers, regulators, companies and rating agencies. Governments pay special attention to how women impact the economy when shaping their strategies on economic sustainability. Women’s contribution to business is fundamental to creating a sustainable economy, such that businesses try to strengthen ‘women’s presence’ within their organisations, especially on their boards. Today, sustainable companies cannot survive without strategies involving women. Stakeholders, regulators, NGOs and rating agencies track both women-focused strategies and the corporate sustainability reports of companies. Well-designed strategies for women workers help companies to develop their financial and social sustainability initiatives progressively. This book analyses the practice of women in sustainable business, in terms of company performance, social responsibility, board management, entrepreneurship, employment, education, management, social sustainability, environmental politics and technology, from a wide range of diverse, regional perspectives and highlights the differences between the underdeveloped, developing and developed world.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Editors Biography

Contributors’ Biography

Introduction: Why Women Are Important For a Sustainable World


1 Making Visible the Invisible: Women’s Unpaid Labour

2 Employing Women in the Western Balkans

3 A Different View of Women’s Employment: The Case of Turkey and Germany

4 A Comparative Analysis of Women’s Education and their Representation in Higher Management


5 Perception of Lebanese Working Women Regarding the Barriers Preventing Their Attainment of Senior Professional Positions

6 Perception of Serbian Women’s Status at Work

7 Accounting for Women’s Labour: Explaining the Present from the Past

8 Women on Boards: The Polish Experience within the Context of EU Recommendations

9 The Influence of Women on Earnings Management: Public Companies in Brazil

10 Women in Top Management

11 Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: New Forms of Discrimination Based on Sex in EU Law


12 Strengthening Women Stakeholders with Social Responsibility: Does it Really Work?

13 Women and Social Sustainability: The Case of Canadian Agriculture

14 Women Absent in Environmental Politics: Gender Mainstreaming in Environmental Policies

15 The Influence of Boards of Directors, Ownership Structures and Women on Boards on the Extent of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting in Malaysian Public Listed Companies

16 Women Startup Businesses Utilizing Web 2.0, MOOC, ePortfolio and Ice House Entrepreneurship Mindset

17 Women-Run Companies’ Growth and Finance


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Prof. Dr Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her Masters and PhD degrees are in Accounting and Finance from the Social Graduate School, Marmara University. Her research interests are in accounting, auditing, fraud, social responsibility, corporate governance, finance and business ethics, with a special interest in NGOs and aviation management. She is the founder of the International Group on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility (IGonGFE&SR) and the president of the National-International-Students’ Conference Series on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility (IConGFE&SR). She also founded the International Women and Business Group, which organizes a global, annual conference. Kiymet has published papers and book chapters both nationally and internationally on fraud, social responsibility, ethics in accounting/finance/aviation disciplines and NGOs.