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ERIC Number: ED549031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 69
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-5539-3
The Under-Representation of Women in Information Technology (IT) Leadership Positions--An Analysis of Why Women Opt out of the IT Pipeline at Mid-Career Levels
Acholonu, Omogbemiboluwa I.
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
The underrepresentation of women in Information Technology (IT) leadership positions is a problem that has affected the industry since its onset. It is posited that women face various barriers in advancing through the IT pipeline. This study reviews the findings of other qualitative and quantitative studies to identify any recurring patterns that exist in today's global economy that could still hinder women from attaining leadership positions in IT. This study identifies some of these barriers and categorizes them into one of three categories, namely, the rapid rate of change in IT, socio-cultural roles of women, and career advancement opportunities. A conceptual framework model is developed to define the relationships between these broad categories and the effect on balanced gender representation in the industry. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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