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Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace : Leadership and Innovation (Hardcover)

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The mission of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally under the auspices of the United Nations. The Womens Empowerment Principles (WEPs), initiated by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, are a set of principles for business offering guidance on gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. The PRME Working Group on Gender Equality was launched with a mission to bring together academics and employers to provide support and resources for integrating gender issues and awareness into management education, and to foster related research to facilitate respect and support for PRME and the UNs Womens Empowerment Principles.Many businesses and organizations are increasingly aware of the business case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organizational boundaries. Some evidence suggests that diversity in the workplace and gender equality boosts innovation and performance, and legal frameworks exist in many countries which mandate specific action on gender inequality in the workplace. While some businesses are very active in promoting gender equality in society at large, most start by addressing gender quality in their own workforce. However, despite organizational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities for men and women, and some innovative corporate initiatives on gender equality, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains.This edited collection provides conceptual and research rationales as to why responsible businesses and organizations must address the issue of gender equality in the workplace. It also shares case studies, action research and examples of good practices and innovations describing how businesses and organizations are working to alleviate gender inequality and promote gender equality in various contexts.Designed to support the rationale for gender equality in business and organizations, this book also provides evidence of implementation of gender equality in the workplace and demonstrates how to deal with and overcome challenges. As such, it will be of interest to academics, employees, practitioners, policymakers, businesses, institutions and organizations.
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Human Resources + Personnel Management, Gender Studies, Business Ethics
Series Title: Principles for Responsible Management Education (Prime)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Language: English
Street Date: August 3, 2016
TCIN: 51280681
UPC: 9781783532674
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6303
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