Barriers to career advancement of women managers in Indian five star hotels: A gender persepctive

Patwardhan, Vidya and Mayya, Sureshramana and Joshi, H G (2016) Barriers to career advancement of women managers in Indian five star hotels: A gender persepctive. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This descriptive study was carried out to understand the issues related to women managers’ career advancement from the perspectives of male managers as represented by general managers and human resource managers. The male managers opined that attitude, leadership skills and communications skills are most important for women to advance in their careers. Factor and regression analysis revealed the relationships between gender stereotyping, social structure and culture, gender inequality, gaining social capital, and double bind and the company strategies which has an impact on the mobility pathways of women managers. According to male managers, the significant barriers to women’s ascension to leadership positions in Indian hotel industry are; ‘women have more family responsibilities than men’, ‘lack of flexible work solutions’, and ‘stereotypes against women’. The findings of this study will be useful for women who desire advancement to executive positions and to organizational leaders who wish to hire and promote the right person regardless of gender.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, Hotels, India, Career Advancement, Gender
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 09:29
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 09:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146756

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