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Korean Women in Leadership

  • Yonjoo Cho
  • 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. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Barriers and Challenges

  4. Signs of Hope

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Hyoun Ju Kang, Hong In Jeong, Heewon Ko
      Pages 81-98
    3. Sooyoung Kim, Eun-Jee Kim
      Pages 99-118
  5. Sector Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Yonjoo Cho, Jiwon Park, Hye Young Park
      Pages 121-139
    3. Jung-Jin Kim, Sang-Joon Kim
      Pages 141-158
    4. Ji-Hye Park, Hyunok Ryu
      Pages 159-178
    5. Sohee Park, Sunyoung Park
      Pages 179-196
    6. You-Kyung Han, Sam Hwan Joo
      Pages 197-216
    7. Youn Sun Chang
      Pages 217-232
  6. International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Kyoung-Ah Nam, Jenna J. Lindeke
      Pages 235-255

About this book


The book focuses on the historical, political, economic, and cultural elements of Korea and the strong influence these have on women leaders in the nation. Gender inequality and underutilization of female talent are deeply rooted and widespread in Korean society, and women’s appointment to high-ranking leadership roles is extremely challenging due to their inferior status to men. This book addresses the development and participation of women leaders at the organizational level, exposing the global gender gap and dominant western values from a uniquely Korean perspective. 


Gender gap female leadership labor market career development group favoritism gender socialization OECD countries International Council of Women corporate sector women entrepreneurs gender roles gender roles in Asia leadership development in Asia family businesses women in government NGOs work-life balance

Editors and affiliations

  • Yonjoo Cho
    • 1
  • Gary N. McLean
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.McLean Global ConsultingJacksonville BeachUSA

About the editors

Yonjoo Cho is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, USA. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Human Resource Development Review and also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Human Resource Development Quarterly, European Journal of Training and Development, and Action Learning: Research and Practice.

Gary N. McLean is President of McLean Global Consulting, Inc. and Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the editor of Korean Philately and served as president of the AHRD and the International Management Development Association.  

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