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Korean Women in Leadership

From the publisher’s website:

The book focuses on the historical, political, economic, and cultural elements of Korea and the strong influence these have on women leaders in the nation. It examines challenges and opportunities for women leaders as they try to balance their professional and personal lives. A team of leading experts familiar with the aspirations and frustrations of Korean women offer insight into the coexistence of traditional and modern values. It is an eye-opening look at the convergence and divergence across Korean sectors that international leadership researchers, students, and managers need to know in order to realize and appreciate the potential of Korean women leaders.

Yonjoo Cho is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, USA. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Human Resource Development Review and also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Human Resource Development Quarterly, European Journal of Training and Development, and Action Learning: Research and Practice.

Gary N. McLean is President of McLean Global Consulting, Inc. and Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the editor of Korean Philately and served as president of the AHRD and the International Management Development Association.


Part I Introduction

  1. The Status of Women Leaders in South Korea: Challenges and Opportunities | Yanghee Kim and Yonjoo Cho

Part II Barriers and Challenges

  1. Korean Women in Leadership: Family Roles | Eunsun Joo
  2. Overcoming Cultural Constraints: Essential to Korean Women’s Leadership Success in Korea |  Heesoon Jun
  3. A New Perspective on Korean Women Leaders’ Career Development | Namhee Kim and Pyoung-gu Baek

Part III Signs of Hope

  1. Policies and Legislation for Women in Korea from the 1990s to the Present | Hyoun Ju Kang, Hong In Jeong and Heewon Ko
  2. Educational Opportunities for Developing Korean Women Leaders | Sooyoung Kim and Eun-Jee Kim

Part IV Sector Perspectives

  1. Women Leaders in the Corporate Sector | Yonjoo Cho, Jiwon Park and Hye Young Park
  2. Women’s Leadership in Family Business Organizations | Jung-Jin Kim and Sang-Joon Kim
  3. Women Entrepreneurs in Korea | Ji-Hye Park and Hyunok Ryu
  4. Korean Women Leaders in the Government Sector | Sohee Park and Sunyoung Park
  5. Women Leaders in the Education Sector | You-Kyung Han and Sam Hwan Joo
  6. Korean Women Leaders in the NGO Sector | Youn Sun Chang

Part V International Perspectives

  1. Korean Women in Leadership in an Asian Context | Kyoung-Ah Nam and Jenna J. Lindeke
  2. Women in Leadership: Non-Asian Context with a Focus on Higher Education | Sang-Hee Lee

Part VI Closing

  1. Convergence, Divergence, and Crossvergence Related to Women in Leadership: Where Does Korea Fit Globally? | Gary N. McLean

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