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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.8 No.6 pp.17-24
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13106/ijidb.2017.vol8.no6.17.

Women in Management: An Australian Perspective

Soon-Sik Yoo*, Moo-Yul Huh**, Jung-Hee Han***
*First Author, Ph. D. student, Division of International Studies, Kongju National University, Korea.
***Co-Author, Ph. D. student, Division of International Studies, Kongju National University, Korea.
**Corresponding Author, Professor, Division of International Studies, Kongju National University, Korea. Tel: +82-41-850-0811, E-mail: hmyag@kongju.ac.kr
October 16, 2017. October 26, 2017. November 15, 2017.

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine the current trends of women in management fields from an Australian perspective. With the increase of women in the workforce, this will prove to be a valuable study.
Research design, data, and methodology - This paper observed past research on women in management in Australia and defined some factors on their characteristics. Comparisons between the unique characteristics of women in management in Australia compared to those in Asia or other Western countries were evaluated.
Results - Our results have showed that there are an increasing number of women in the workforce in management areas in Australia, and they are steadily rising. The gradual shift of perception in society on women entering the workplace and working will continue to have a lasting effect on the number of women in careers of management.
Conclusions - The perception of women being at-home moms and men working has begun to shift in the current era. With this change evident in many countries around the world, other countries will also be able to include more women into the workplace. Raising awareness of the issues women face in the management world will be beneficial for aiding future women leaders.

JEL Classifications: M10, M16.

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