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ERIC Number: EJ1056405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Business Education and Gender Bias at the "C-Level"
Miller, Gina L.; Sisk, Faye A.
Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, v2 n1 p16-25 2012
Women in business are perceived to have been successful; however, the numbers of women in "C-level" positions (e.g., CEO, CFO, CIO, etc.) provide evidence to the contrary. This paper examines obstacles to women rising to "C-level" positions and how business education contributes to, but may ultimately help resolve these problems by identifying ways to increase the effectiveness of business education and educators regarding gender bias. Barriers that prevent women from advancement and contributing factors in business education are identified. Recommendations for strategies in business education to reduce, manage, and create awareness of gender bias in the classroom are presented. For educators in business schools, these findings suggest the importance of acknowledging that gender bias still exists and revising business curricula to address this problem, thus better preparing business graduates of both genders to identify and develop strategies for reducing gender bias in the workplace.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Business Administration Education, Women Administrators, Females, Womens Education, Barriers, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Sex Stereotypes, Socialization, Gender Differences, Intervention, Role Models, Diversity (Faculty), Familiarity, School Culture, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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