Advancing Women's Careers. Research in Practice

  • ID: 2212146
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The perspectives brought together here provide a practical look at the impact and role of women in organizations. The volume explores the various initiatives that leading–edge organizations have implemented to support the career advancement of managerial and professional women, and analyses which measures worked, and which did not. The current directions in business that underpin changes in policies adopted for women managers are highlighted and linked to this discussion.

The contributions to the book come from leading scholars and researchers as well as human resource professionals responsible for implementing specific organizational efforts.

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List of Figures.

List of Tables.




1. Advancing Women in Management: Progress and Prospects (Ronald J. Burke and Debra L. Nelson).

2. Developing Women as Global Leaders: Lessons and Sense Making from an Organizational Change Effort (Joyce S. Osland, Nancy J. Adler, and Laura W. Brody).

3. A Decade o Diversity (Nuzhat Jafri and Katie Isbister).


4. The Black and Ethnic Minority Women Manager (Marilyn J. Davidson).

5. Work and Family Issues: Old and New (Suzan Lewis).

6. Sexual Harassment and Women s Advancement: Issues, Challenges, and Directions (Myrtle P. Bell and Mary E. McLaughlin).

7. Gender Differences in Explanations for Relocating or Changing Organizations for Advancement (Phyllis Tharenou).


8. Training and Development: Creating the Right Environment to Help Women Succeed in Corporate Management (Viki Holton).

9. Career Development of Managerial Women (Ronald J. Burke).

10. Mentoring and Developmental Relationships (Terri A. Scandura and S. Gayle Baugh).

11. Exploring the Boundaries in Professional Careers: Reduced–Load Work Arrangements in Law, Medicine, and Accounting (Mary Dean Lee, Lori Engler, and Leanne Wright).

12. Developing Tomorrow s Women Business Leaders (Susan Vinnicombe and Val Singh).

13. Flexible Work Arrangements: A Successful Strategy for the Advancement of Women at the Royal Bank Financial Group (Nora L. Spinks and Norma Tombari).


14. Boundaryless Transitions: Global Entrepreneurial Women Challenge Career Concepts (Dorothy Perrin Moore).

15. Time in Organizations: Constraints on, and Possibilities for, Gender Equity in the Workplace (Lotte Bailyn).

16. Positive Psychology at Work: Savoring Challenge and Engagement (Bret L. Simmons).

17. Organizational Culture: A Key to the Success of Work and Family Programs (Ronald J. Burke).

18. Best Practices for Retaining and Advancing Women Professionals and Managers (Mary C. Mattis).

19. Advancing Women s Executive Leadership (Val Hammond).


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Dr Ronald J. Burke is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the School of Business, York University, Toronto. The author of many books, he was founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He previously held the Imperial Life Professorship in Organizational Behaviour and was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Management Research and Development.

Dr Debra Nelson is Professor of Management at Oklahoma State University. She is author of a number of books and journals, including Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Realities and Challenges (1997); Stress and Challenge at the Top: The Paradox of the Successful Executive; and Preventive Stress Management in Organizations (1997). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association.

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