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Year of Award

1989

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

College

College of Business & Professional Studies

Degree Program

Business

Department

Business Administration

Keywords

women, harassment, managing, achievement, family

Abstract

There has clearly been considerable progress for females in the past ten years in the business world, and has been discussed and publicized in various articles, books, newspapers, business journals, television and radio. At the same time, it is apparent that females are still not paid as much as men and certainly are not yet as evident in the top management hierarchy of corporate America.

This thesis is an analysis of the social and organizational barriers that one particular to female managers. This analysis involves five aspects. First, an explanation of the historical differences between men and women. Second, an examination of the socialization process women versus that of a man. Third, exploring the sexual roles and stereotypes that restrict females to particular types of work. Fourth, recognizing that female managers simultaneously deal with multiple problems, such as juggling family and cares, and lack of acceptance.

Fifth, overcoming the outdated conceptions and obtain the skills and attitudes necessary that are needed to become an effective manager.

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