Exploring barriers faced by women leaders in accessing and holding leadership positions in public universities in an emerging country

Islam, Md Asadul, Jantan, Amer Hamzah, Hunt, Abigail , Hashim, Haslinda and Chong, Choo Wei (2022) Exploring barriers faced by women leaders in accessing and holding leadership positions in public universities in an emerging country. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 27 (1). pp. 121-142. ISSN 1751-0252

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBIR.2022.120442

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This study explored barriers faced by women in accessing and holding leadership positions in public universities in Malaysia. Semi-structured interviews with 12 deans from six public universities located in Selangor, Malaysia, were conducted for empirical data collection. This study finds internal politics, male domination, lack of benefits (both financial and non-financial), and biases of top management personnel as the organisational barriers faced by women in accessing leadership positions. However, whilst subsequent organisational barriers are similar to the organisational barriers identified in accessing positions, the negative perception of colleagues and their lack of support, together with lack of childcare facilities, have also emerged as barriers for women who already hold leadership positions in the public universities of Malaysia. Finally, implications of the findings, limitations and suggestions for future …

Keywords:Women in Higher Education, Women in Leadership Positions, Gender Barriers, Malaysia
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N220 Institutional Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
N Business and Administrative studies > N224 Management and Organisation of Education
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:48960
Deposited On:21 Jun 2022 09:35

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