This book explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernized values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilization of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organizations. Chapters from expert contributors analyze the similarities and differences between each Asian country, the organizational and institutional challenges for women in the workplace, and how they balance work-family relationships. It will appeal to researchers and students in human resource development, management, leadership, Asia studies, women's studies, and political science, among others.
Yonjoo Cho is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, USA. Her research interests include action learning in organizations, the interdisciplinary nature of HRD/Instructional Technology, and women in leadership. She is the author of Trends and Issues in Action Learning Practice: Lessons from South Korea. She is one of the AHRD Board members and Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Review.
Rajashi Ghosh is Associate Professor of HRD at Drexel University, USA. Her research explores different factors that can reinforce or hinder workplace learning and development. She is a member of the AHRD Board and is on the Editorial Board of Human Resource Development Review.
Judy Sun is Assistant Professor of HRD at The University of Texas at Tyler, USA. Her research interests cover career development, management development, HRD theory building, and HRD policy studies. She is the author of Voluntary Career Transition of Managers in China.
Gary N. McLean is President of McLean Global Consulting, Inc., a family business. His research interests focus on organization development and national and international HRD. He is Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the HRD program at the University of Minnesota, USA and served as President of the AHRD and the International Management Development Association.
PART 1. OPENING
Chapter 1. Asian Women in Leadership: An Introduction (Yonjoo Cho, Rajashi Ghosh, Judy Sun, and Gary N. McLean)
PART 2. 10 COUNTRIES' RESEARCH ON WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Chapter 2. Women in Leadership in China: Past, Present, and Future (Judy Y. Sun and Jessica Li)
Chapter 3. Current State of Women Leaders in India: Challenges and Opportunities (Rajashi Ghosh and Rajeshwari Narendran)
Chapter 4. Women Leaders in Indonesia: Current Picture and Strategies for Empowerment (Corina D. Riantoputra and Eka Gatari)
Chapter 5. Women's Leadership in Japan (Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura and Mayuko Horimoto)
Chapter 6. Korean Women in Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities (Yonjoo Cho, Hyoun Ju Kang and Jiwon Park)
Chapter 7. Women in Leadership in Malaysia (Siti Raba'ah Hamzah)
Chapter 8. Uncovering the Space Left for Women to Lead in Myanmar (Anchalee Gibbins)
Chapter 9. Underrepresentation of Women in Leadership in Sri Lanka (Udaya Mohan Devadas and Ariyamuni Priyanthi Silva)
Chapter 10. The Power of Taiwanese Women in Leadership and Management (Bella Ya-Hui Lien and Gary N. McLean)
Chapter 11. Thai Women in Leadership and Management (Dawisa Sritanyarat and Gary N. McLean)
PART 3. CLOSING
Chapter 12. We Have Come This Far. Now, What Is Next? (Gary N. McLean)