Handbook of research on promoting women's careers / edited by Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard, Lynda L. Moore.

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...

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Other Authors: Vinnicombe, Susan (Editor), Burke, Ronald J. (Editor), Blake-Beard, Stacy (Editor), Moore, Lynda L. (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2013]
Series:Elgar original reference.
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Summary: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 be 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.
Physical Description:xxi, 503 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780857938954
0857938959
9781783473083
1783473088