Globalization and gender in south Asia

Murray, Peter A. and Syed, Jawad (2013) Globalization and gender in south Asia. In: 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management: Democratising Management (EURAM 2013) , 26-29 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This chapter examines the affects of globalisation on gender equality (or lack thereof) in South Asia countries. It examines how social structures can be constituted in ways that advantage women at the macro, meso, and micro levels, challenging existing debates that women's agency is preordained and defined by powerful clan and religious societies. Further, the paper examines how institutions in global organisation fields place pressures for change on existing national institutions in such a way that mimetic and coercive isomorphism occurs. It explains how institutional isomorphism maintains the current norms of gender inequality. The paper aims to make a substantial contribution to the literature on gender and institutional change by illustrating how socially mobile groups influence
institutional forces in existing organisational fields. The paper explores avenues for policies that advance the rights of women in these societies.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 1836
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 23:25
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 02:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: globalisation; social structure; institutional isomorphism; South Asia; status of women; partriarchal society; isomorphism; globalization; Bangladesh; India; Pakistan
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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