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Title Women on corporate boards and in top management : European trends and policy / edited by Colette Fagan, Maria González Menéndez, Silvia Gómez Ansón
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xix, 288 pages) : illustrations
Series Work and welfare in Europe
Work and welfare in Europe.
Contents Series Preface -- Funding Reference -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction; M. González Menéndez, C. Fagan and S. G̤ómez Ans̤ón -- Women on European Boards; S. G̤ómez Ans̤ón -- The Women on Boards in Europe Project: Aims, Methodology and Limitations; M. González Menéndez & L. Martínez González -- Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards in Norway ₆ Innovative Gender Equality Policy; M. Teigen -- Surge Under Threat ₆ The Rapid Increase in Women on Swedish Boards of Directors; L. Bohman, M. Bygren & C. Edling -- Individual Competence and Official Support: Women on Boards in Finland; P. Korvajarvi -- Women's Representation on the Boards of UK Listed Companies; N. Teasdale, C. Fagan & C. Shepherd -- Women in Top Management in France: Still Waiting for Change; M. Smith, P. Srinivasan & K. Zhuk -- Women on Boards of Spanish Listed Companies; M. González Menéndez & L. Martínez González -- New and Persisting Barriers for Younger Generations of Women in Management in Slovenia; A. Mrcela, B. Luar & S.muc -- Women in Management -- The Hungarian Case; B. Nagy -- Conclusions; C. Fagan & M. González Menéndez
Summary Has women's presence on company boards and in other top management positions improved? And in which countries and types of organization has most progress towards gender parity been made? This book provides an international comparative analysis of the trends and evaluates gender equality policy developments, including those focused on corporate governance, such as the use of gender quotas for board membership. It includes detailed analysis using new data from eight European countries strategically selected because of their different policy frameworks and trajectories with regard to welfare, employment and promoting gender equality: Norway, Sweden, Finland, the UK, France, Spain, Hungary and Slovenia. Developments in women's presence in top management jobs are considered in relation to the broader gender structuring of the labour market and political life. Policy debates and developments to redress women's under-representation in this arena are examined and evaluated and theoretically informed explanations are advanced, which emphasize the influence of national institutional settings and policy regimes, over and above market forces, even at this elite level of the employment hierarchy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women executives -- Europe
Boards of directors -- Europe
Management & management techniques -- Europe.
Social discrimination & inequality -- Europe.
Gender studies: women -- Europe.
Labour economics -- Europe.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Boards of directors.
Women executives.
Form Electronic book
Author Fagan, Colette.
González Menéndez, Maria, 1969-
Gómez Ansón, Silvia, 1967-
ISBN 9780230307735