The changing face of women managers in Asia

Rowley, Chris and Yukongdi, Vimolwan, eds. (2009) The changing face of women managers in Asia. Working in Asia . Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Oxon, United Kingdom. ISBN 0-415-43767-9

Abstract

The influence of Asian cultures and religious traditions has often been used to explain Asian women’s under-utilisation and under-representation in management. This book examines the influence of culture and tradition on organisational and management practices, and how these affect the progress of women in management in Asian economies. This book, written by prominent scholars of the Asian region, explores which organizational and management practices are universal, and which other aspects (such as human resource practices) are culture specific, and how these in turn affect the advancement / representation of women in the Asian region. Higher educational levels, falling fertility rates and sectoral changes have contributed to women’s increasing participation in the labour force. As women become more educated and qualified for managerial positions, the number of Asian women managers and executives is predicted to rise over the next decade. The Asian economies covered by this up-to-date collection have undergone rapid economic transformation. Until now, most research on contemporary women managers has been drawn from studies conducted in developed countries. Covering case studies in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, this book uses different perspectives to examine the constraints, opportunities and challenges for women managers in the Asian context and presents an update on their progress in management.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unavailable in electronic format. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 658.0082095 Cha.
Depositing User: Dr Vimolwan Yukongdi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 03:57
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 07:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: women; managers; management; Asia; Asian; work
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6084

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