Womanpower: Managing in Times of Demographic Turbulence

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Overview

Differences in gender, race, ethnicity and lifestyle preferences, along with the employment of handicapped and disabled people, will be the challenge for human resource managers this decade. This book highlights solutions that management practitioners can adopt to enhance the effectiveness of a diverse workforce in a global market. It identifies obstacles and offers insights into a variety of change agents including organizational consultants, human resource practitioners and educators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803941052
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/21/1991
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Psychiatry. He is also the Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 12 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), and cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is past president of APA's Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Division of Counseling Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He has served on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee, and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He received the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the APA Minority Fellowship Program and the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from APA Division 12. He is also the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Uma Sekaran and Frederick T L Leong
PART ONE: FROM INERTIA TO EXCELLENCE: MULTIPRONGED STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE WOMANPOWER
Cracking the Glass Ceiling - Virginia E O'Leary and Jeanette R Ickovics
Overcoming Isolation and Alienation
Managing Diversity - Bonita L Betters-Reed and Lynda L Moore
Focusing on Women and the Whitewash Dilemma
Work-Family Conflict - Cynthia A Thompson, Cher C Thomas and Mark Maier
Reassessing Corporate Policies and Initiatives
Stepping Off the Corporate Track - Dorothy P Moore, E Holly Buttner and Benson Rosen
The Entrepreneurial Alternative
PART TWO: LEGISLATIVE MEASURES FOR WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT
Legal Aspects of Women's Advancement - Norma Carr-Ruffino et al
Affirmative Action, Family Leave and Dependent Care Law
PART THREE: WHERE IT ALL BEGINS: ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND THE TRAINING OF FUTURE PROFESSIONALS/MANAGERS
University Systems for the 21st Century - Uma Sekaran and Marcia Kassner
Proactive Adaptation
Management Education - Frederick T L Leong, Coral R Snodgrass and William L Gardner III
Creating a Gender-Positive Environment
PART FOUR: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES OF WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT
Women in Management Around the World - J Stewart Black, Gregory K Stephens and Judy B Rosener
Some Glimpses
Summary, Recommendations, and Conclusion - Uma Sekaran and Frederick T L Leong

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