Too Few Women at the Top

The Persistence of Inequality in Japan
Author: Kumiko Nemoto
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501706756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender equality. In Too Few Women at the Top, Kumiko Nemoto draws on theoretical insights regarding Japan's coordinated capitalism and institutional stasis to challenge claims that the surge in women’s education and employment will logically lead to the decline of gender inequality and eventually improve women’s status in the Japanese workplace. Nemoto’s interviews with diverse groups of workers at three Japanese financial companies and two cosmetics companies in Tokyo reveal the persistence of vertical sex segregation as a cost-saving measure by Japanese companies. Women’s advancement is impeded by customs including seniority pay and promotion, track-based hiring of women, long working hours, and the absence of women leaders. Nemoto contends that an improvement in gender equality in the corporate system will require that Japan fundamentally depart from its postwar methods of business management. Only when the static labor market is revitalized through adoption of new systems of cost savings, employee hiring, and rewards will Japanese women advance in their chosen professions. Comparison with the situation in the United States makes the author’s analysis of the Japanese case relevant for understanding the dynamics of the glass ceiling in U.S. workplaces as well.

Lean In

Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384370578X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 312
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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

The Rise of the Female Executive

How Women's Leadership is Accelerating Cultural Change
Author: Peninah Thomson,Tom Lloyd,Clare Laurent
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137451432
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 263
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Provides a timely review of gender equality in the boardroom, and through interviews with mentors and mentees it illustrates how mentoring can play a part in helping women stay engaged in their career. This book includes international comparisons and an examination of the UK and EU political environments.

Feminist Academics

Creative Agents For Change
Author: Louise Morley,Val Walsh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135746710
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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This text brings together leading feminists who explore questions of feminist interventions in organisations of knowledge production, covering both the structure and culture of academic institutions and the social divisions between women. Feminism is located as a force for change, empowering women to gain a political understanding and providing a methodology for new approaches to teaching, learning, research and writing in the academy. Contributions demonstrate how an analysis of the micropolitics of the academy in terms of power, policies, discourses, pedagogy and interpersonal relationships provides a framework for de- privatising women's experience and influencing change. Using theoretical constructs and their own biographies and experience, the contributors present predicaments, inequalities and strategies. Power and influence are considered in conjunction with gender, 'race', social class and sexuality.

The Edge of Change

Women in the Twenty-first-century Press
Author: June O. Nicholson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076494
Category: History
Page: 321
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A powerful and complex assessment of how women are transforming the news industry

The Blank Slate

The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200322
Category: Psychology
Page: 528
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A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." -Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.

The Bass Handbook of Leadership

Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications
Author: Bernard M. Bass,Ruth Bass
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545786
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1296
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For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.

The Well-Spoken Woman

Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best
Author: Christine K. Jahnke
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144637
Category: Self-Help
Page: 355
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Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands. Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women and the New Business Leadership


Author: P. Thomson,T. Lloyd
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230306888
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
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In The Woman's Place is in the Boardroom the authors put the business case for more women on company boards. In the next book they explained how to achieve it. Here the authors discuss the role women directors can play in the reform of corporate governance systems following recent financial, crises in leadership, governance and the economy.

Policing at the top

The roles, values and attitudes of chief police officers
Author: Caless, Bryn
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447305787
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Chief police officers are often shadowy enigmas, even to members of their own forces, yet they make far-reaching strategic command decisions about policing, armed responses, operations against criminals and allocation of resources. What is their background? Where do they come from? How are chief officers selected? What do they think of those who hold them to account? Where do they stand on direct entry at different levels and what do they think of a National Police Force? Bryn Caless has had privileged access to this occupational elite and presents their frank and sometimes controversial views in this ground-breaking social study, which will fascinate serving officers, students of the police, academic commentators, journalists and social scientists, as well as concerned citizens who want to understand those who command our police forces.

Das Ende der Männer

und der Aufstieg der Frauen
Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827076307
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Ist die jahrtausendealte Herrschaft des Patriarchats am Ende? Noch nicht, sagt Hanna Rosin, doch die massiven Veränderungen der Berufswelt und des Bildungssystems haben eine Dynamik in Gang gesetzt, die das Verhältnis zwischen den Geschlechtern nachhaltig verändert. So scheinen viele Anforderungen der modernen Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – Flexibilität, soziale Intelligenz, Kommunikationsfähigkeit – eindeutig Frauen in die Hände zu spielen, während Männer oft von den Umwälzungen überfordert sind. Hanna Rosin zeigt – frei von ideologischen Prämissen –, wie sich heute das Leben von Männern und Frauen unterscheidet, wie sehr sich die Art und Weise geändert hat, wie heute gearbeitet, gelernt, zusammengelebt wird. Differenziert und mit vielen konkreten Beispielen gelingt es Rosin, die Chancen und Schattenseiten des »weiblichen Jahrhunderts« in den Blick zu nehmen. "Das Ende der Männer" ist keine feministische Streitschrift, keine Prophezeiung, sondern eine messerscharfe, weitsichtige Diagnose.

Dollar Bahu


Author: Sudhā Mūrti
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143103769
Category: Fiction
Page: 142
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A Story Of How Money Corrupts The Way People Look At One Another And How It Can Almost Tear A Family Apart Vinuta Marries Girish, A Bank Clerk, And Starts Living With His Family In Bangalore. She Adjusts To Her New Family Well, Looking After Her Husband, Father-In-Law And Mother-In-Law Gouramma, Not Taking To Heart Her Mother-In-Law S Constant Picking. But When Girish S Elder Brother Chandru, Who Is In The Us, Decides To Get Married, Vinuta Has To Listen To The Constant Comparisons Made Between Her And Chandru S Wife, The Dollar Bahu , Whose Husband Earns The Valuable Dollars That Has Brought The Family Its Recent Affluence. Vinuta Slowly Loses Her Peace Of Mind And Health. Then Gouramma Decides To Visit Her Us-Based Son And Daughter-In-Law. Once There, She Sees How Liberating Life Can Be, Away From The Strict Norms That Govern Indian Middle-Class Life. But She Also Begins To Understand That Mere Dollars Cannot Buy The Love And Respect That She Gets As Her Due Back In India. Does Gouramma Forge A New Relationship With Vinuta And Can Vinuta Forgive And Forget The Past?

DIW


Author: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: N.A
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Government Capacity and the Hong Kong Civil Service


Author: John P. Burns
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195905977
Category: Political Science
Page: 468
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This book examines, in detail, the political context within which the civil service operates, including the role of the central government in Hong Kong SAR civil service policy making, the changing leadership role of Hong Kong's administrative elite, and attempts by the government to boost executive accountability since 2002.

Advanced Canine Reproduction and Puppy Care


Author: Myra Savant-Harris
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1929242840
Category: Pets
Page: 89
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Myra Savant Harris, through her books, seminars, and active participation in online forums and lists, is a one woman support system for hundreds of breeders everywhere. Building upon the success of her previously published Puppy Intensive Care and Canine Reproduction and Whelping, Myra's latest book-based on her popular seminar of the same name-explores a number of additional issues and questions in her own unique style. Readers will gain new insights and learn valuable techniques based on Myra's many years of breeding and whelping puppies and more than 20 years of labor and delivery and neonatal nursing. Learn more about bull; The "Dog Room" and how it represents a milestone for the new breeder. bull; How something as simple as adequate sunlight can improve your breeding results. bull; Myra's perspective on why the number of C-sections are going up and how they can be avoided. bull; What fetal monitoring can and can't tell you and your vet. bull; Indispensable tools and products such as Fenugreek, Delee Suction Catheters and Myra's handmade puppy formula.

The Art of Asking

Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513289
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.