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Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers.

By: Vinnicombe, S.
Contributor(s): Burke, R.J | Blake-Beard, S | Moore, L.L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013Description: 1 online resource (525 p.).ISBN: 9780857938961.Subject(s): Women -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s CareersDDC classification: 658.409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: advancing women's careers: a key business issue; PART 1 SETTING THE SCENE; 1. Gender ratios in organizations: managerial and cross-cultural issues; 2. The continuing challenge of incorporating race and ethnicity into research on women's management careers*; 3. Sprinters, marathoners and relay runners: profiles of women's career development over time; 4. Stop fixing women, start building management competencies; PART 2 CHALLENGES FACING CAREER WOMEN; 5. Theoretical advances in the study of sexual harassment
6. Gender stereotypes and their implications for women's career progress7. Women's occupational motivation: the impact of being a woman in a man's world; 8. Women's impact on women's careers in management: queen bees, female misogyny, negative intra-relations and solidarity behaviours; 9. Organizational politics: the missing linkto women's progression into managerial roles; 10. Glass networks: how networks shape the careers of women directors on corporate boards; 11. Beyond bias and barriers: a biopsychosocial lens for understanding gender communication in organizations
12. Prejudice against women leaders: sex of voicePART 3 WOMEN IN SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL SECTORS AND ROLES; 13. Women in professional services firms; 14. Gender differences in the academic work experiences of faculty at early, middle and late career stages; 15. Where are the women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields?; 16. Breakthrough for women on UK boards; 17. Women professionals in the software services sector in India; 18. A gendered analysis of international career development: progress, pitfalls and prospects; PART 4 SUPPORTING WOMEN'S CAREER DEVELOPMENT
19. Advancing women: a focus on strategic initiatives20. Women's leadership programmes are still important; 21. The effect of race and migration on the managerial advancement of women; 22. Factors supporting women's career advancement: differences between male and female CEOs in the United States; 23. Best practice case studies; 24. E-coaching as a technique for developing the workforce and entrepreneurs; Index
Summary: Why is it that relatively few women achieve senior management positions despite their increasing levels of education and years of work experience? How can we change this? In a changing world where women have dominated as graduates from universities in the West, recent research has shown that the same trend is also strikingly evident in the newly emerging markets. Tapping into this female talent pool is extremely important and advancing women''s careers has become a key business issue. This Handbook lays out a number of promising approaches. First the business case for doing so is presented. The challenges facing women are reviewed, followed by various programs that address particular needs such as mentoring, leadership development programs for women, work and family initiatives, and succession planning. Finally, case studies of award-winning organizational initiatives are described. The book identifies obstacles women face in career advancement and possible initiatives to address them. The work will highly sought by scholars and doctoral students interested in women in organizations.Human resource managers and consultants will also find plenty of invaluable information in this resource.
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: advancing women's careers: a key business issue; PART 1 SETTING THE SCENE; 1. Gender ratios in organizations: managerial and cross-cultural issues; 2. The continuing challenge of incorporating race and ethnicity into research on women's management careers*; 3. Sprinters, marathoners and relay runners: profiles of women's career development over time; 4. Stop fixing women, start building management competencies; PART 2 CHALLENGES FACING CAREER WOMEN; 5. Theoretical advances in the study of sexual harassment

6. Gender stereotypes and their implications for women's career progress7. Women's occupational motivation: the impact of being a woman in a man's world; 8. Women's impact on women's careers in management: queen bees, female misogyny, negative intra-relations and solidarity behaviours; 9. Organizational politics: the missing linkto women's progression into managerial roles; 10. Glass networks: how networks shape the careers of women directors on corporate boards; 11. Beyond bias and barriers: a biopsychosocial lens for understanding gender communication in organizations

12. Prejudice against women leaders: sex of voicePART 3 WOMEN IN SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONAL SECTORS AND ROLES; 13. Women in professional services firms; 14. Gender differences in the academic work experiences of faculty at early, middle and late career stages; 15. Where are the women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields?; 16. Breakthrough for women on UK boards; 17. Women professionals in the software services sector in India; 18. A gendered analysis of international career development: progress, pitfalls and prospects; PART 4 SUPPORTING WOMEN'S CAREER DEVELOPMENT

19. Advancing women: a focus on strategic initiatives20. Women's leadership programmes are still important; 21. The effect of race and migration on the managerial advancement of women; 22. Factors supporting women's career advancement: differences between male and female CEOs in the United States; 23. Best practice case studies; 24. E-coaching as a technique for developing the workforce and entrepreneurs; Index

Why is it that relatively few women achieve senior management positions despite their increasing levels of education and years of work experience? How can we change this? In a changing world where women have dominated as graduates from universities in the West, recent research has shown that the same trend is also strikingly evident in the newly emerging markets. Tapping into this female talent pool is extremely important and advancing women''s careers has become a key business issue. This Handbook lays out a number of promising approaches. First the business case for doing so is presented. The challenges facing women are reviewed, followed by various programs that address particular needs such as mentoring, leadership development programs for women, work and family initiatives, and succession planning. Finally, case studies of award-winning organizational initiatives are described. The book identifies obstacles women face in career advancement and possible initiatives to address them. The work will highly sought by scholars and doctoral students interested in women in organizations.Human resource managers and consultants will also find plenty of invaluable information in this resource.

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