Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management: European Trends and Policy by Colette Fagan

Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management: European Trends and Policy

byColette FaganEditorM. González Menèndez, S. Gómez Ansón

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Has women's presence on company boards and in other top management positions improved? And in which countries and types of organization has most progress towards gender parity been made? This book provides an international comparative analysis of the trends and evaluates gender equality policy developments, including those focused on corporate governance, such as the use of gender quotas for board membership. It includes detailed analysis using new data from eight European countries strategically selected because of their different policy frameworks and trajectories with regard to welfare, employment and promoting gender equality: Norway, Sweden, Finland, the UK, France, Spain, Hungary and Slovenia.

Developments in women's presence in top management jobs are considered in relation to the broader gender structuring of the labour market and political life. Policy debates and developments to redress women's under-representation in this arena are examined and evaluated and theoretically informed explanations are advanced, which emphasize the influence of national institutional settings and policy regimes, over and above market forces, even at this elite level of the employment hierarchy.

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COLETTE FAGAN Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre, University of Manchester UK. She advises the European Commission on gender equality policy as a member of its academic Expert Group on Gender and Employment [EGGE]. MARÍA GONZÁLEZ MENÉNDEZ Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the Unive...
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Title:Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management: European Trends and PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230293441

ISBN - 13:9780230293441

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Boxes
Series Preface
Funding Reference
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; C. & M.González Menéndez
Women on European Boards; S.Gómez Ansón
The Women on Boards in Europe Project: Aims, Methodology and Limitations; M.González Menéndez & L.Martínez González
Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards in Norway – Innovative Gender Equality Policy; M.Teigen
Surge Under Threat – The Rapid Increase in Women on Swedish Boards of Directors; L.Bohman, M.Bygren & C.Edling
Individual Competence and Official Support: Women on Boards in Finland; P.Korvajarvi
Women's Representation on the Boards of UK Listed Companies; N.Teasdale, C.Fagan & C.Shepherd
Women in Top Management in France: Still Waiting for Change; M.Smith, P.Srinivasan & K.Zhuk
Women on Boards of Spanish Listed Companies; M.González Menéndez & L.Martínez González
New and Persisting Barriers for Younger Generations of Women in Management in Slovenia; A.Mrcela, B.Lužar & S.Šmuc
Women in Management – The Hungarian Case; B.Nagy
Conclusions; C.Fagan, M.González Menéndez & S.Gómez Ansón
Bibliography
Index