Women’s ICT career choices: four cross-cultural case studies

Elli Georgiadou, N Abu-Hassan , Kerstin Siakas , Xueming Wang , Margaret Ross, Prem Anand Abandan

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Abstract

Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to consider the under‐representation of women in computing, information technology (IT) and information systems in most Western countries. This under‐representation can only be detrimental to society.

Design/methodology/approach
– The authors discuss recently published studies on the under‐representation of women in this field, and the lack of career progression for women, particularly in positions of senior responsibility. The results of a survey conducted in the UK, Greece, Malaysia and China are presented, and similarities as well as differences are identified. Malaysia and China are included as the under‐representation is much less in the Asian countries.

Findings
– The authors identify the main reasons for the under‐representation and lack of career progression, and study the effect of national culture on the formation of strategy and of practice in the four countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-289
JournalMulticultural Education & Technology Journal
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Georgiadou, E., Abu-Hassan , N., Siakas , K., Wang , X., Ross, M., & Abandan , P. A. (2009). Women’s ICT career choices: four cross-cultural case studies. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 3(4), 279-289. https://doi.org/10.1108/17504970911004282