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Successful Professional Women of the Americas
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Successful Professional Women of the Americas

From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes

9781845424374 Edward Elgar Publishing
Betty Jane Punnett, Professor in General Management and International Business, University of the West Indies, Barbados, Jo Ann Duffy, Professor of Management, Sam Houston State University, Texas, US, Suzy Fox, Associate Professor, Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Loyola University Chicago, US, Ann Gregory, Professor, American University, Bulgaria, the late Terri R. Lituchy, formerly CETYS Universidad, Mexico, Silvia Inés Monserrat, Professor of Business and Private Law, Universidad Nacional de Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, Professor of Management, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, US and Member, Business Faculty, Technológico de Monterrey, Mexico and Neusa Maria Bastos F. Santos, Professor of Management and Accounting and Director, Graduate Programme in Accounting and Finance, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 437 4 Extent: 296 pp
This accessible and original book relates the fascinating story of successful women across the Americas: women who are managers, business owners, university professors and administrators, doctors, lawyers and government ministers.

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This accessible and original book relates the fascinating story of successful women across the Americas: women who are managers, business owners, university professors and administrators, doctors, lawyers and government ministers.

Based on extensive research, including more than 1,100 surveys and 300 interviews of women from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the USA, the book aims to explain what these women have in common and how they differ. The workplace challenges and barriers to professional success faced by women are also analysed. Seeking to capture the voices of the women themselves, the authors – also from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures across the Americas – attempt to explain success in the face of personal, social, organizational, cultural and economic obstacles facing women everywhere.

Successful Professional Women of the Americas will provide fascinating reading for academics, students and researchers focusing on gender studies or business and management. Professional women and managers worldwide will also find the book to be of great interest.
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‘A fascinating, important study. . . Highly recommended.’
– E. Hu-DeHart, Choice
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Contents: 1. From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes: The Evolution of the Successful Women Project 2. Successful Women Professionals in the Americas: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings 3. Culture and Personal Characteristics for Professional Success 4. Beginning the Research in a Tropical Breeze 5. Personality, Management/Leadership Styles and Views on Great Leadership 6. What the Successful Women Said About Professional and Life Experiences: Barriers, Social Support and Mentors 7. Successful Women in the Polar Winds of Canada 8. Successful Women of the United States of America 9. Successful Professional Women in Mexico 10. Successful Women: A Vision of Brazil 11. Argentina: Returning to its Glorious Past 12. The Successful Women of Chile 13. The Big Picture from Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes Appendices References Index
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