Book News: November 25th, 2011

Marilyn J. Davidson and Ronald J. Burke set out facts, figures and analysis from more than 30 experts. They examine evidence that helps in understanding the values, norms and cultural issues bearing on the progress or otherwise of women in organizations.

The authors offer a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing women in the workforce across the globe. This compilation is particularly useful, and inclusive, because Davidson and Burke purposefully identify trends and advances in both emerging and developed nations. For those interested in understanding the forces shaping the work lives of women around the world, this book will be an important addition to their libraries.

There is a looming crisis in organizational leadership, with demographic factors and globalization leading to an international talent war. Against that background, continuing bias against women seeking leadership responsibilities means organizations are failing to develop available talent, and when corporations experience economic difficulties the consequences bear disproportionately on women managers.

Marilyn J. Davidson’s research interests include minority entrepreneurs; lesbian, gay and transsexuals in the workplace; women in management; gender pay gaps; occupational stress and gender differences; and diversity and equality in the workplace.

Ronald J. Burke’s work has focused on the relationship between the work environment and individual and organizational health.

Published by Gower. ISBN: 978-0-566-08916-9. £65.00