Issues in Business Ethics

Women on Corporate Boards of Directors

International Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Burke, Ronald J., Mattis, M.C. (Eds.)

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Both the practitioner and academic communities have voiced strong opinions regarding the progress of women in reaching the executive suite and the corporate boardroom. Proponents on each side of the current debate offer evidence suggesting the accuracy of their respective positions. One view holds: "The fight is over. The battle is won. Women are now accepted as outside directors in the preponderance of corporate boardrooms" (Lear, 1994: 10). An alternative perspective, however, suggests there is much progress left. An illustration of the type of remaining barriers is provided by T. J. Rodgers, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. , who has commented that "a 'woman's view' on how to run our semiconductor company does not help us" (Rodgers, 1996: 14). Regardless of where one falls along the spectrum anchored at one end by the view that women have made substantial progress in reaching the upper echelons of corporations and anchored at the other end by the view that women have barely begun to penetrate the "inner sanctum" of corporations, the central issue is the extent to which women have succeeded in cracking the proverbial "glass ceiling. " The glass ceiling is a metaphorical barrier which prevents women from attaining the upper-most organizational positions (e. g. , Karr, 1991; Morrison, White, Van Velsor, and the Center for Creative Leadership, 1992; Powell & Butterfield, 1994; U. S. Department of Labor, 1991).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women on Corporate Boards of Directors
Book Subtitle
International Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Ronald J. Burke
  • M.C. Mattis
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3401-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3401-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6162-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5395-4
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 273
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