Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
Edited by Adelina M. Broadbridge and Sandra L. Fielden
The position of women in management has been a topic of discussion for the past five decades and the purpose of this book is to take stock of current thinking, practice, ideas and developments, and to consider the future directions in the field of gendered careers in management. In 2000, men had higher tertiary attainment rates than women but by 2011 the situation was reversed (University World News, 2013). University World News (2013) also reports that women are more likely to hold a tertiary qualification than men in most OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Hence one might expect that their position in the management hierarchies would have changed to reflect this. Although women have made substantial strides in middle management posts, and despite long-standing sex equality legislation in the UK, the USA and across Europe, women continue to be under-represented at the higher levels of management.