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Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership

Edited by Susan R. Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, US
Although some progress has been made in recent decades in getting women into top positions in government, business and education, there are on-going, persisting challenges with efforts to improve the opportunities for women in leadership. The Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership comprises the latest research from the world’s foremost scholars on women and leadership, exposing problems and offering both theoretical and practical solutions on how to best strengthen the impact of women around the world.

Extent: 496 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 385 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Gender and Management
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Leadership
Although some progress has been made in recent decades in getting women into top positions in government, business and education, there are on-going, persisting challenges with efforts to improve the opportunities for women in leadership. The Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership comprises the latest research from the world’s foremost scholars on women and leadership, exposing problems and offering both theoretical and practical solutions on how to best strengthen the impact of women around the world.

The Handbook provides a brief overview of the current state of women in global leadership, explores theories (both established and emerging) focused specifically on women, and examines with both theoretical and empirical research some of the factors that influence women’s motivations to lead. The authors delineate some of the most persistent barriers to women’s leadership success and conclude with the latest research findings on how to best develop women leaders to improve their status worldwide.

The Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership will appeal to scholars and advanced students in leadership and entrepreneurship. It will be essential reading for leadership coaches, practitioners and business people, particularly those who facilitate leadership programs for women.
‘Anyone seeking to help women leaders develop their skills and capabilities to the fullest will benefit enormously from this book. By gathering the best current research on women’s leadership and organizing it as a Handbook, Susan Madsen has done women – and the world – a great service.’
– Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Vision, The Female Advantage and The Web of Inclusion

‘Susan Madsen, the editor of this volume, is on the cutting edge of all recent scholarly work on gender and leadership. No surprise, then, that this edited collection of original essays is a must-read – no, a must-own – for anyone with an enduring interest in the subjects of women and power, women and authority, and women and influence. The book has twenty-seven different chapters, which means it roams far and wide, though not at the expense of depth. These are highly accomplished essays by highly accomplished contributors, which is precisely why the book is indispensable. Indispensable especially now, when questions that we thought, perhaps foolishly, were almost settled, palpably are not. Why in the second decade of the twenty-first century are so many men still at the top? Why in the second decade of the twenty-first century are so few women in leadership roles? Why some forty years after the inception of the leadership industry do answers to questions about gender and power remain still so elusive?’
– Barbara Kellerman, Harvard Kennedy School, US
Contributors: K. Assylkhan, A.M.B. Austin, A.L. Bartels, J. Baxter, L.L. Bierema, D. Bilimoria, M. Bligh, D.L. Bray, R.J. Burke, C. Campbell, C. Clerkin, L.E. Devnew, A.B. Diehl, L. Dzubinski, C. Egan, C. Elliot, W. Fox-Kirk, R.A. Gardiner, K.R. Gibson, C. Glass, E. Goryunova, G. Grandy, C. Harman, D.M. Hatmaker, C.L. Hoyt, J. Hurst, A. Ingersoll, A. Ito, M. Janzen Le Ber, M.E. Kassotakis, K.E. Kram, S. Kumra, S. Leberman, K.A. Longman, S.R. Madsen, S. Mavin, W.M. Murphy, K. Natt Och Dag, F.W. Ngunjiri, S.J. Peterson, K. Pick, D.L. Rhode, R.T. Scribner, R. Sealy, M. Shapiro, S. Simon, A.E. Smith, V. Stead, J. Storberg-Walker, C. van Esch, J. Williams, M.S. Wilson
Contents:

Introduction: Susan R. Madsen

Part I: Setting the Stage
1. The Current Status of Women Leaders Worldwide
Elizabeth Goryunova, Robbyn T. Scribner and Susan R. Madsen

2. The Asilomar Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership
Women and Leadership Affinity Group, International Leadership Association

3. Reflections on Glass: Second Wave Feminist Theorizing in a Third Wave Feminist Age?
Savita Kumra

Part II: Advancing Women and Leadership Theory
4. Creativity in Theorizing for Women and Leadership: A Multi-Paradigm Perspective
Julia Storberg-Walker and Kristina Natt och Dag

5. Social Psychological Approaches to Women and Leadership Theory
Crystal L. Hoyt and Stefanie Simon

6. Sociological Approaches to Women and Leadership Theory
Christy Glass and Alicia Ingersoll

7. Sociolinguistic Approaches to Gender and Leadership Theory
Judith Baxter

8. Using Organizational and Management Science Theories to Understand Women and Leadership
Chantal van Esch, Karlygash Assylkhan and Diana Bilimoria

9. No Woman Left Behind: Critical Leadership Development to Build Gender Consciousness and Transform Organizations
Laura L. Bierema

Part III: Individual Motivators to Lead
10. Women’s Leadership Aspirations
Lynne E. Devnew, Ann M. Berghout Austin, Marlene Janzen Le Ber and Mary Shapiro

11. Women’s Leadership Ambition in Early Careers
Ruth Sealy and Charlotte Harman

12. Women’s Leadership Identity: Exploring Person and Context in Theory
Wendy Fox-Kirk, Constance Campbell and Chrys Egan

13. The Role of Purpose and Calling in Women’s Leadership Experiences
Karen A. Longman and Debbie Lamm Bray

14. Women, Leadership, and Power
Katharina Pick

15. Using Neuroscience Methods to Explore Gender Differences in Leadership
Suzanne J. Peterson and Amy L. Bartels

16. The Connection between Success, Choice, and Leadership During Women’s Careers
Sarah Leberman and Jane Hurst

Part IV: Gender-Based Leadership Challenges and Barriers
17. An Overview of Gender-Based Leadership Barriers
Amy B. Diehl and Leanne Dzubinski

18. Organizational Processes and Systems that Affect Women in Leadership
Michelle Bligh and Ai Ito

19. Individual Stresses and Strains in the Ascent to Leadership: Gender, Work, and Family
Amy E. Smith and Deneen M. Hatmaker

20. Gender Stereotypes and Unconscious Bias
Deborah L. Rhode

21. Theorizing Women Leaders’ Negative Relations with Other Women
Sharon Mavin, Gina Grandy and Jannine Williams

22. The Effect of Media on Women and Leadership
Carole Elliot and Valerie Stead

Part V: Developing Women Leaders
23. Advancing Women through Developmental Relationships
Wendy M. Murphy, Kerry Roberts Gibson and Kathy E. Kram

24. Gender Differences in Developmental Experiences
Cathleen Clerkin and Meena S. Wilson

25. Women-Only Leadership Programs: A Deeper Look
Mary Ellen Kassotakis

26. Supporting Women’s Career Development
Ronald J. Burke

27. Future Strategies for Developing Women as Leaders
Faith Wambura Ngunjiri and Rita A. Gardiner

Afterword: Susan R. Madsen

Index