Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership

A Cross-Cultural Analysis

  • Yonjoo Cho
  • Rajashi Ghosh
  • Judy Y. Sun
  • Gary N. McLean

Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Opening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yonjoo Cho, Rajashi Ghosh, Judy Y. Sun, Gary N. McLean
      Pages 3-16
  3. Research on Women in Leadership in 10 Countries and Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Judy Y. Sun, Jessica Li
      Pages 19-35
    3. Rajashi Ghosh, Rajeshwari Narendran
      Pages 37-54
    4. Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura, Mayuko Horimoto
      Pages 71-86
    5. Yonjoo Cho, Hyounju Kang, Jiwon Park
      Pages 87-106
    6. Siti Raba’ah Hamzah
      Pages 107-123
    7. Udaya Mohan Devadas, Ariyamuni Priyanthi Silva
      Pages 139-159
    8. Bella Ya-Hui Lien, Gary N. McLean
      Pages 161-180
    9. Dawisa Sritanyarat, Gary N. McLean
      Pages 181-199
  4. Closing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Gary N. McLean
      Pages 203-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-224

About this book


This book explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernized values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilization of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organizations. Chapters from expert contributors analyze the similarities and differences between each Asian country, the organizational and institutional challenges for women in the workplace, and how they balance work-family relationships. They also include case studies of outstanding women managers to inspire the next generation of female leaders. It will appeal to researchers and students in human resource development, management, leadership, Asia studies, women’s studies, and political science, among others.


leadership management entrepreneurship feminism economic development human resource development human resource management Asian studies women studies India Japan Malaysia Korea Taiwan

Editors and affiliations

  • Yonjoo Cho
    • 1
  • Rajashi Ghosh
    • 2
  • Judy Y. Sun
    • 3
  • Gary N. McLean
    • 4
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas-TylerTylerUSA
  4. 4.McLean Global Consulting, Inc.St. PaulUSA

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