Women in Asian Management
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According to a recent study by the ILO (2001), women’s share of the labour force is increasing worldwide. Today, women’s participation rate in the labour force is over 40 per cent of the global workforce.
Higher educational levels and falling fertility rates have contributed to this increased participation. There is also some evidence that women in some Asian countries may be less marginalised in their advancement into top managerial positions than their counterparts elsewhere.
As women become more educated and qualified for managerial positions, the number of Asian women managers and executives is predicted to rise over the next decade. This book examines the opportunities and barriers for women managers in Asia and presents an update on their progress in management.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asian Pacific Business Review.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Theoretical perspectives 2. Women's Managerial Careers in China in a Period of Reform 3. Women Managers in Hong Kong: Personal and political agendas 4. Japanese Women in Management: Getting closer to 'realities' of women managers in Japan 5. Women Managers in Malaysia: National development policy versus cultural constraint 6. Asia Pacific Women in Management: Advancement or retrenchment in South Korea? 7. Prospects to Become a Female Manager: Opportunities and barriers for women employees in Taiwan 8. Women in Management in Thailand: Advancement and prospects 9. Behind the Veil or Marching On? Reflections of contemporary women in Pakistan 10. Women in Management: The Indian scene 11. Rhetorical Vision of Women Managers in Singapore 12. Conclusion
Vimolwan Yukongdi is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management in the Department of Management, University of Melbourne. She has conducted cross-national studies examining employee participation in decision-making in Australia and Thailand and her current research focuses on the role of women in management in Asia, unemployment in Thailand, and HR practices and organizational performance.
John Benson is an Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of Management, University of Melbourne and is the author/editor of six monographs and over 70 refereed papers and book chapters. His major research interests included Japanese management, the restructuring of Chinese industry and the impact on HRM, outsourcing, and knowledge workers.
"This volume examines the opportunities and barriers facing women managers in Asia. Written by international academics, each of eight case studies places research findings on women managers within an individual country’s unique cultural, social, legal, and economic environment. Coverage includes a mix of developed and developing countries. A broad theoretical approach takes into account the impact of both gender and organizational culture. The material in this volume was previously published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review." --Reference & Research Book News