Women’s scarcity in academic governance. Gendered identity or gendered processes?

Solano Cahuana, Iris Laudith ORCID: (2021) Women’s scarcity in academic governance. Gendered identity or gendered processes? Vezetéstudomány - Budapest Management Review, 52 (5). pp. 27-37. DOI

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This article contributes to the empirical evidence for women’s scarcity in academic governance. The study evaluates to what extend women lean towards non-management careers and dismiss opportunities to attain executive roles in Colombian public universities, as well as the support received when they break the paradigm. The purpose was to determine whether gendered practices are ingrained in the designation process or whether women’s scarcity is the outcome of individual attributes/choices and collective perceptions of inadequacy. Data was collected from universities’ proceedings, opinion polls of rectors’ designations, and candidates’ curricula. Findings show low female candidacy rate but high public support for female candidates to the rector’s seat among all universities examined. Also, curricula’s in-depth analyses display women’s preference for male-dominated careers and analogous academic/administrative experience to that of male candidates. Hence, the results challenge explanations presented by human capital and congruity prejudice theories, while leaning towards gendered processes and identities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:gendered practices, prejudice, career/occupational segregation
Business organisation
Management, business policy, business strategy
Projects:EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 - From Talent to Young Researcher
ID Code:6496
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:14 May 2021 12:10
Last Modified:14 May 2021 12:10

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