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Research Handbook on Women in International Management

Edited by Kate Hutchings, Griffith University, Australia and Snejina Michailova, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
The Research Handbook on Women in International Management is a carefully designed collection of contributions that provides a thorough and nuanced discussion of how women engage in international management. It also offers important insights into emerging and new areas of research warranting future consideration.
Extent: 488 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78195 502 4
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Publication Date: 2015
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  • Business and Management
  • Gender and Management
  • International Business
The Research Handbook on Women in International Management is a carefully designed collection of contributions that provides a thorough and nuanced discussion of how women engage in international management. It also offers important insights into emerging and new areas of research warranting future consideration.

The Handbook commences by reviewing the history of the literature, from the development of the discipline through the current state of research, and progresses into examinations of how socio-cultural and organizational issues affect women, with reference to work/life issues and family. Matters affecting women in international management and work in diverse areas of the globe are then examined, including the Arab Middle East, East Asia, South America, and Western and Central Europe. Next, themes including self-initiated expatriation, women in non-traditional families, and women in the mining industry are explored. The Handbook concludes with a few explicitly reflective chapters by academics working within the field.
‘Research Handbook on Women in International Management is a welcome addition to the literature on international management, and a must-read for any scholar, from any country, seeking to develop theory and/or research in this field. The book is remarkable for its diversity, covering past, present and future, every region of the world, and many different types of international experience, and family circumstance. Thorough and thought-provoking.’
– Kerr Inkson, The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand and co-author, with Yvonne McNulty, of Managing Expatriates

‘This book provides a competent coverage of the key issues confronting women in international management. It offers a balanced view of the challenges women in many parts of the world face and the reasons why such challenges exist. It is timely and valuable contribution to the current debates in the international HRM literature.’
– Dana Minbaeva, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Contributors: M. Baker, F.L. Cooke, M. Cowling, L. DeVriese, C. Dickie, N. Doherty, I. Fischlmayr, E.C. Harrison, K. Hutchings, I. Kollinger-Santer, P. Lirio, R. McGourty, S. McKenna, Y. McNulty, B. Metcalfe, S. Michailova, M. Moeller, B. Nagy, N. Napier, H. Primecz, J. Richardson, S. Shortland, L. Stroh, P. Tharenou, K. Thorn, J. Tienari
Contents:

Foreword

PART I: REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY
1. Women in International Management: Reviewing Past Trends and Identifying Emerging and Future Issues
Kate Hutchings and Snejina Michailova

2. Women Expatriates: A Research History
Susan Shortland

PART II: ORGANISATIONAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL ISSUES FOR WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
3. Female Frequent Flyers: How Women Traveling Internationally Handle their Work/life Balance
Iris Fischlmayr and Iris Kollinger-Santer

4. Women Gen X Global Managers Striving for Work/life Balance
Pamela Lirio

5. Career and Family Expectations of Women in International Management: A View Across Generations
Miriam Moeller, Nancy Napier and Rebekah McGourty

PART III: WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN DIVERSE REGIONS OF THE GLOBE
6. Global Platforms, Local Politics: Arab Women in Transnational Organizations
Leila DeVriese

7. Women Expatriates from East Asia
Fang Lee Cooke

8. Where are the Voices from South America? Argentine, Brazilian, and Chilean Women in International Management
Edelweiss Harrison

9. Differences in Working Hours of European High Status Men and Women: Causes and Consequences
Marc Cowling and Linda Stroh

10. Hard Choices: Hungarian Female Managers Abroad
Beata Nagy and Henriett Primecz

PART IV: WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT – ISSUES MORE RECENTLY EXPLORED IN THE LITERATURE
11. Self-initiated Expatriation through a Gendered Lens
Noeleen Doherty and Kaye Thorn

12. Self-initiated Expatriation by Women: Does it Help to Overcome the Glass Ceiling?
Phyllis Tharenou

13. Women as Female Breadwinners in Non-traditional Expatriate Families: Status-reversal Marriages, Single Parents, Split Families, and Lesbian Partnerships
Yvonne McNulty

14. They Always Look at You a Bit Oddly: Women Developing Career Capital through International Mobility in the Mining Industry
Julia Richardson, Steve McKenna and Carolyn Dickie

PART V: RESEARCHING WOMEN AND WOMEN AS RESEARCHERS
15. Representation as Scholars and Representing the Researched: The Gendered Position of UK and Australian Women Academics Researching Women in Management Internationally
Beverly Metcalfe and Kate Hutchings

16. Reducing the Academic Gender Gap? Institutional Support for Women’s University Careers in the Liberal States
Maureen Baker

17. No Gender, Please, We’re International Management Scholars!
Janne Tienari