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Career progression of women, 1973 to 2002: Colliding with the 'glass ceiling' or breaking through? Vol. 1.

O'Riordan, Maeve A. (2002) Career progression of women, 1973 to 2002: Colliding with the 'glass ceiling' or breaking through? Vol. 1. Doctoral thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis was to examine the career progression of women with respect to the financial services sector in Ireland from 1973 to 2002. Little literature is available in the Irish context but the American and British literature is reviewed. This research examined three dichotomies examined three dichotomies around the two dimensions of gender and power; femininity / masculinity; the public / the private (paid or unpaid work) and motherhood / fatherhood.
The problem was identification as the gendered nature of family and career which hinder women's career progression as well as gendered selection for promotion in the financial services sector. A preliminary survey identified the main questions to be asked as a prerequisite to the caselets and the in-depth organisational case study (Eirebank).
The glass ceiling is a power divide. The main findings of the caselets indicate that the women who break through the glass ceiling will be highly organised, energetic individuals who have chosen a gender identity which proiritises paid work over family life.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Careers
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
Divisions: School of Computing > PHD
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2011 18:36
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2012 10:47
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/479

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