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Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers

Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers

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Edited by Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard and Lynda L. Moore

In a changing world where women have dominated as graduates from universities in the West, recent research has shown that the same trend is also strikingly evident in the newly emerging markets. Tapping into this female talent pool is extremely important and advancing women’s careers has become a key business issue. This Handbook lays out a number of promising approaches. First the business case for doing so is presented. The challenges facing women are reviewed, followed by various programs that address particular needs such as mentoring, leadership development programs for women, work and family initiatives, and succession planning. Finally, case studies of award-winning organizational initiatives are described.

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Edited by Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard and Lynda L. Moore

Subjects: business and management, diversity and management, gender and management, organisational behaviour

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It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Ron on another book and a particular delight to work with Stacy and Lynda, two of my new colleagues at Simmons. Many thanks to all of our contributors across the globe, from the big names in the field to the newly invited doctoral graduates. Between them they have generously shared their latest, cutting edge research studies with us and, in so doing, advanced the field. This book would not have been possible without the support of Alison Southgate, who has been the nerve centre, managing all the communications between the editorial team, the contributors and the publishers. Huge thanks to her and Jean Hutton, who assisted her at Cranfield. As ever, thanks goes to my husband John who is my greatest supporter and to my children Rebecca, Jade, Bruno, Alex and Daniel who I hope will understand the nature of women’s careers far better than I did at their ages!