Women in Management Worldwide

Author: Ronald J. Burke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134775555
Format: PDF, Docs
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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: these are some of the unprecedented challenges faced by organizations today.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.

Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape

Author: Al-A'ali, Ebtihaj
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522537112
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Occupational segregation is a pressing issue in business and can be detrimental to women in the workforce. With the this segregation growing, there is now an urgent need to increase the presence of women in the business market. Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the Arab culture and how the global culture impacts Arab women in the business market. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as work and family balance, gender stereotypes, and the glass ceiling, this publication is an ideal resource for legislators and policymakers, economic developers, corporate practitioners, educational faculties, and students of all disciplines who are looking to change the way gender is viewed in the workforce.

Gender and Diversity Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522569138
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Today, gender inequality and diversity are at the forefront of discussion, as the issue has become an international concern for politicians, government agencies, social activists, and the general public. Consequently, the need to foster and sustain diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions among various groups of people is relevant today more than ever. Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical look at gender and modern-day discrimination and solutions to creating sustainable diversity across numerous contexts and fields. Highlighting a range of topics such as anti-discrimination measures, workforce diversity, and gender inequality, this multi-volume book is designed for legislators and policy makers, practitioners, academicians, gender studies researchers, and graduate-level students interested in all aspects of gender and diversity studies.

Handbook of Research on Managerial Thinking in Global Business Economics

Author: Dinçer, Hasan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522571817
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a highly competitive global market, companies need to equip themselves with best practices and strategies to survive. Strategic management, innovative managerial thinking, and a clear decision-making process must be utilized to boost company performance and ultimately drive the company’s success. The Handbook of Research on Managerial Thinking in Global Business Economics identifies the importance of strategic decision making in competitive environments and analyzes the impacts of managerial thinking on global financial economics. The content within this publication examines globalization, consumer behavior, and risk management. It is designed for researchers, academicians, policymakers, government officials, and managers, and covers topics centered on innovation and development within organizations.

Die drei Symptome eines miserablen Jobs

Author: Patrick Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503322
Format: PDF, ePub
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Egal ob Tellerwäscher, Investmentbanker oder leitender Angestellte, jede Arbeit kann unglücklich machen. Auch wenn die Karriere noch so gut geplant und den eigenen Interessen und Fähigkeiten entsprechend gewählt wurde, quälen sich viele Menschen jeden Morgen zur Arbeit um abends noch frustrierter nach Hause zu kommen. Bestseller Autor und Business-Guru Patrick Lencioni erzählt die unvergessliche Geschichte Brian Baileys, eines pensionierten Vorstandsvorsitzenden auf der Suche nach dem Sinn in seiner Arbeit und seinem Leben. -------- Als alle Mitarbeiter Platz genommen hatten, begann Brian Bailey. Er entschied sich, direkt auf den Punkt zu kommen, der ihm unter den Nägeln brannte: "Handzeichen bitte. Wer von Ihnen mag seinen Job?" Keine Reaktion. Die Mitarbeiter sahen ihn an, als hätte er russisch mit ihnen geredet. "Also gut", Brian grinste. "Dann muss ich wohl deutlicher werden. Okay, wie wär's damit: Wer findet die Aussicht, zur Arbeit zu gehen, schön? Wer hat gute Laune, wenn er hier ankommt?" Brian hätte genauso gut fragen können, ob sie gern ausgepeitscht werden wollten. Keine Hand ging hoch, der eine oder die andere lachte laut. -------- Auf einer ungewöhnlichen Reise, die ihn vom Vorstandszimmer eines angesehenen Unternehmens zu den Skipisten am Lake Tahoe und schließlich zur Bestellannahme einer Fastfood Kette führt, entlarvt Brian die drei Symptome, die jede Arbeit zu einer miserablen Angelegenheit machen können (Nichtmessbarkeit, Anonymität und Irrelevanz) und bietet Managern und Angestellten eine Lösung um sie einzudämmen. So versucht er Investmentbanker davon zu überzeugen, dass Arbeitszufriedenheit wichtig ist oder er motiviert den Pizzalieferanten freundlicher zu seinen Kunden zu sein. Sowohl für den Manager, der versucht Wettbewerbsvorteile zu schaffen und seine Angestellten zu motivieren, als auch für den Mitarbeiter, der nach persönlicher Erfüllung in seiner Arbeit sucht, bietet das Buch unmittelbare Linderung - und Hoffnung.

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Format: PDF, Mobi
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Women in management

Author: Ellen A. Fagenson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Format: PDF
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"Presents a comprehensive survey of current research on women in management in the United States, and demonstrates the multiplicity of theoretical approaches being adopted in the study of women managers." --Work, Employment & Society "This book makes a substantial contribution to both academic and practitioner audiences. Its 11 chapters and accompanying commentaries present a compendium of strong scholarly works that apply critical analysis to diverse aspects of women in management. . . . Women in Management ambitiously addresses a wide range of subject matter and represents an advance in management as it links together many related but distinct gender issues. . . . One of the contributions of this work is its conceptual clarity and ability to help us organize our thoughts with regard to this complex and many-faceted subject. . . . The relevance of the topics explored are unquestionable. . . . The research is thorough and the emphasis on theory extensive. And, finally, clear direction is given for future work that would build on what is known today. The book provides multiple perspectives from a number of disciplines that further support and refine what is known in this field. . . . It provides a compelling and highly essential synthesis of many of the very real problems and concerns facing our clients and their organizations today." --OD Practitioner "This book provides readers with considerable material; there is so much research presented in it that, at first, it is tough to absorb. And yet, absorb is exactly what one must do to begin to grasp its serious implications. . . . This book presents a varied and comprehensive study of women in management. Its cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach is refreshing and powerful. I highly recommend this book to academicians, scholars, and practitioners. Regardless of which audience finds this book, each individual will come away with his or her own impressions of the future status of managerial women. Whether those impressions suggest a favorable or disfavorable future for women in management, they will be strong; I cannot imagine anyone who would be left unmoved. Apathy is an impossible response to reading this book." --Academy of Management Executive "This volume contributes to the ongoing analysis of the interface between women's career aspirations and societal and organizational norms, assumptions and values." --Choice "Presents a lively, timely, and wide-ranging discussion of recent debates and conundrums about women in management. Includes historical and cross-national information as well as up-to-date reviews of legal, psychological, and socio-economic issues." --Myra H. Strober, Labor Economist, Stanford University "A useful and thorough compendium of research results and theorizing about women managers. Takes a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach, and deals with the psychological, social, ideological, and legal ramifications of the issues facing women in management." --Lotte Bailyn, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "One of the most dramatic and significant labor market developments in recent years has been the entry of large numbers of women into managerial positions. Yet women remain clustered in entry and, to a lesser extent, middle management positions and constitute just a small minority of those at the upper ranks. This book brings together the work of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine these and other issues relating to women in management. The contributors present a comprehensive summary and a valuable critique of the current state of our knowledge and highlight important directions for future research. This is an important book and should find a wide readership among both scholars and practitioners." --Francine D. Blau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "World Families. . . . is the first collection of qualitative studies to analyze the relationship between television and family life across Western and non-Western cultures. --Canadian Journal of Communication While women's numbers in the management profession are on the rise, women are still largely clustered in lower, and to a lesser extent middle-level management positions. They have yet to make their mark in significant numbers in upper management levels, currently representing only 5% of senior executives. Much attention has been given to women's struggle to crack through the proverbial "glass ceiling" and assume positions in the upper echelons of organizations. Yet, few significant inroads have been made. Women in Management traces women managers' experiences using a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary analysis. A group of top scholars and researchers begins by examining historical and global perspectives; continues with individual and organizational issues such as ethnicity, health, and personal and family lifestyles; and concludes by exploring future trends in the issues of job discrimination, legal realities and remedies, and the restructuring of organizations from a feminist perspective. Each section concludes with a commentary from a leading authority who assesses and brings additional insight to that section. By presenting--and offering possible solutions to--the continuing challenges with which women managers must deal, this up-to-date volume will be welcomed by researchers and scholars in women's and gender studies and management, as well as professionals and policymakers.

Aufkl rung jetzt

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030685
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates