Women in management in Thailand: advancement and prospects

Yukongdi, Vimolwan (2005) Women in management in Thailand: advancement and prospects. Asia Pacific Business Review, 11 (2). pp. 267-281. ISSN 1360-2381


Thailand has experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades. Economic expansion has contributed to an increase in demand for managers and professionals. Changes in legislation to promote gender equality in employment and educational opportunities for women have been implemented. These changes have contributed to Thai women's improved status. The aim of the paper is to assess this progress of women in management in Thailand. There is some evidence suggesting that social class, in addition to education, may play an important role in explaining Thai women's advancement to managerial positions. The contribution examines the changes in legislation and the influence of cultural values, education, and gender on women's access to managerial positions. It identifies the barriers to women's progress and pays attention to social class as another key determinant of women's advancement in management.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper at Author's request.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 04:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thailand; women; managers; management; women in management; social class; Thai culture; gender discrimination; inequality; barriers; managerial opportunities
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1360238042000291144
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6878

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