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Let Us Listen to the Voice of Women in Management in the Twenty-First Century: A Longitudinal Study

  • Rosario Vázquez CarrascoEmail author
  • Ma. Eugenia López Pérez
  • Edgar Centeno
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Abstract

The role of women in business in terms of their job responsibility has been a topic of interest for many scholars. It has provided extensive discussions about, for instance, their strong and weak management capabilities and possible setbacks to their promotion and consolidation in positions of responsibility. Conciliation between family and work lives has also been a hot topic for researchers.

Considering the role of women in management (WIM) as a central topic, the work of Leonard (2001) analyzed the state-of-the-art, concluding that much of the challenges faced by women had not changed. Similar conclusions were found in more recent research developed by Vázquez-Carrasco et al. (2012). Therefore, taking such studies as reference, it may seem appropriate to readdress the situation of WIM in light of the present economic crash and possible employment relationship variations. This paper develops a longitudinal analysis taking as a reference the context of an occidental and developed country such as Spain. This research analyzes the opinion of a group of women who work in high and intermediate management positions. In this longitudinal study, results seem to indicate that job environment has changed considerably. Employment relationships have taken a somber downturn not experienced before, possibly due to the economic crash.

Keywords

Motivation Discrimination Work-family Glass ceiling Longitudinal study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosario Vázquez Carrasco
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ma. Eugenia López Pérez
    • 2
  • Edgar Centeno
    • 3
  1. 1.Pablo de Olavide UniversitySevilleSpain
  2. 2.Areca GestionSevillaSpain
  3. 3.EGADE-Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM)Mexico CityMexico

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