Executive women at work

Murray, Peter A. and Parr, Nick and Syed, Jawad (2008) Executive women at work. In: Making the link 19: affirmative action and employment relations. CCH Australia Ltd., Sydney, Australia, pp. 55-62. ISBN 9781741382990

Abstract

This paper tracks the representation of executive women at work. First, the paper discusses the significant deficit of female managers (ABS 2007a), and a marked decline of women professionals from their mid to late 30s. Significant differences in age and sex distributions are evident between different occupational groups, and discriminatory practices continue to play a role. We discuss the implications of these patterns. Second, the paper describes how labour-management policies might address the more salient gender issues. Our findings suggest that while some common 'old' perceptions related to women as apparently more suited to particular professions are slowly being reversed, better policies related to equal representation are required.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender policies; professionals
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
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/9413

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