Advancing Women's Careers : Research in Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part I Overview 1(50)
Advancing Women in Management: Progress and Prospects
Ronald J. Burke
Debra L. Nelson
Developing Women as Global Leaders: Lessons and Sense Making from an Organizational Change Effort
Joyce S. Osland
Nancy J. Adler
Laura W. Brody
A Decade of Diversity
Nuzhat Jafri
Katie Isbister
Part II Challenges 51(66)
The Black and Ethnic Minority Women Manager
Marilyn J. Davidson
Work and Family Issues: Old and New
Suzan Lewis
Sexual Harassment and Women's Advancement: Issues, Challenges, and Directions
Myrtle P. Bell
Mary E. McLaughlin
Gender Differences in Explanations for Relocating or Changing Organizations for Advancement
Phyllis Tharenou
Part III Opportunities 117(126)
Training and Development: Creating the Right Environment to Help Women Succeed in Corporate Management
Viki Holton
Career Development of Managerial Women
Ronald J. Burke
Mentoring and Developmental Relationships
Terri A. Scandura
S. Gayle Baugh
Exploring the Boundaries in Professional Careers: Reduced-Load Work Arrangements in Law, Medicine, and Accounting
Mary Dean Lee
Lori Engler
Leanne Wright
Developing Tomorrow's Women Business Leaders
Susan Vinnicombe
Val Singh
Flexible Work Arrangements: a Successful Strategy for the Advancement of Women at the Royal Bank Financial Group
Nora L. Spinks
Norma Tombari
Part IV New Directions 243(104)
Boundaryless Transitions: Global Entrepreneurial Women Challenge Career Concepts
Dorothy Perrin Moore
Time in Organizations: Constraints on, and Possibilities for, Gender Equity in the Workplace
Lotte Bailyn
Positive Psychology at Work: Savoring Challenge and Engagement
Bret L. Simmons
Organizational Culture: A Key to the Success of Work and Family Programs
Ronald J. Burke
Best Practices for Retaining and Advancing Women Professionals and Managers
Mary C. Mattis
Advancing Women's Executive Leadership
Val Hammond
Index 347

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