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Women in Management Worldwide

Signs of progress, 3rd Edition

Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M. Richardsen


392 pages | 45 B/W Illus.

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Organizations today are facing unprecedented challenges, including an ageing workforce, potential talent shortages, an increasingly competitive international environment and the need to utilize the talents of the best qualified people, regardless of gender. More women than men, in many cases, are graduating from universities and gaining the requisite experience to qualify for advancement to higher levels of management.

In this expanded and revised third edition, Professors Burke and Richardsen, together with a list of international contributors, address women’s progression in the workforce and into the upper echelons of management. They cover a range of professions and a geographically dispersed territory, thereby advancing the understanding of women in management within a traditional context, and making a substantial contribution to the literature for both an academic and practitioner audience. The broader regional perspective offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing women in the workplace, and promotes the ongoing analysis of the interface between women's career aspirations and societal and organizational norms, assumptions and values. Following the same format as the previous edition, the country by country analysis allows for the data between countries and regions to be compared, for the differences to be addressed and a more holistic picture of the situation in a given country to be assessed.

Women in Management Worldwide will appeal to researchers, policy-makers in a range of countries interested in workforce issues, talent management and gender equality, as well as consultants working with international organizations on HRM and organizational effectiveness challenges.


‘An excellent book that details the progress or lack of, being made for women in management worldwide. It includes a wealth of statistical and academic support and is a must for all of those involved in this area. Congratulations editors!’ - Dr Sandra Fielden, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

'This book is amazing in its breadth and scope, covering many countries in a meaningful way. It explains the journey for women’s equitable representation across the globe in key areas of legislative, economic, educational, social and organizational change. I heartily recommend it.' - Isabel Metz, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

Table of Contents

1. Women in Management Worldwide: Progressing Slowly (Ronald J. Burke) Part I: Women in Management-European Union Countries 2. Women in Management in France (Jacqueline Laufer) 3. Women in Management in Greece (Nancy Papalexandris) 4. Women in Management in the Netherlands (Kea G. Tjdens) 5. Women in Management in Portugal (Carlos Cabral-Cordoso) 6. Women in Management in Spain (Mlreia Las Heras and Marc Grau) 7. Women in Management in the United Kingdom (Fiona M. Wilson) Part II: Women In Management: Other European Countries 8. Women in Management in Norway (Laura E., M.Traavik and Astrid M. Richardsen) Part III: Women In Management: North And Central America 9. Women in Management in Canada (Anna Roberts and Rekha Karambayya) 10. Women in Management in Mexico (Gina Zabludovsky) 11. Women in Management in the United States (Jeanine Prime, Jan Cambopiano, Cynthia Emerich, and Julie Nugent) Part IV: Women in Management- Australasia 12. Women in Management in Australia (Phyllis Tharenou) Part V: Women In Management: Asia 13. Women in Management in China (Fang Lee Cooke) 14. Women in Management in India (Neera Jain and Shoma Mukherji) 15. Women in Management in Turkey: Challenges, Hopes and Progress (Hayal Kabasakal, Fahri Karakas, Ceyda Maden and Zeynep Aycan) Part VI: Women In Management: South America 16. Women in Management in Chile (Maria Jose Bosch) 17. Women in Management in Peru (Kety Jjauregui) Part VII: Women In Management: Middle East 18. Women in Management in Iran (Serena G. Sohrab and Rekha Karambayya) 19. Women in Management in Israel (Ronit Waismel-Manor and Ronit Kark) 20. Women in Management in Saudi Arabia (Jouharah Abalkhail) Part VIII: Women In Management: Africa 21. Women in Management in South Africa (Babita Mathur-Helm)

About the Editors

Ronald J. Burke is an Emeritus Professor of Organizational Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.

Astrid M. Richardsen is Professor of Organization Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business