Asian Women in Corporate America: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

  • Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan
  • Published By: Business Science Reference
  • ISBN-10: 1799843858
  • ISBN-13: 9781799843856
  • DDC: 331.4089
  • 263 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released June 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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By necessity, understanding of leadership has been based on who used to be business leaders, namely men. In the last few years, Asian women have been making their mark in corporate America. Although Asian women have become part of the American workforce, and some have achieved spectacular success, there is little discussion about them. Many of these women could be first general immigrants, still balancing the strong pull of two cultures. Even for second or third generation immigrants, Asian cultures can often exert immense pressures. Thus, the achievement of these women deserves far more attention than it has received, and comprehensive research on these advances should be presented. This title traces the history of Asian women’s presence as executives of major American corporations, presents biographical sketches of a select few, draws upon factors (individual, corporate, and societal) that influenced their journeys, and links to past theories on business leadership. The chapters serve to bring attention to a minority group in leadership and extricates factors that helped in the success of Asian American women in these prominent roles. While highlighting topics such as existing leadership theories, gender and ethnicity in leadership, models of theories regarding Asian women, and their involvement in major corporations, this book is a valuable reference tool for managers, executives, researchers, practitioners, academicians, and students working in fields that include women’s studies/gender studies, business and management, human resources management, management science, and leadership.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development (AHRMOD) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Asian Women in America: An Overview.
2: Structures and Functioning of Business Organizations.
3: Organizational Diversity and Culture.
4: Mentoring, Networks, and Leadership.
5: Socio-Cultural Factors and the Work Environment.
6: Social and Organizational Identities.
7: Organizational Careers.
8: Conclusions, Forecasts, and Recommendations.
Related Readings.
About the Author.