Women’s Participation in Managerial Activities: A Study on Employed Women in Selected Enterprises of Bangladesh

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  • Nazneen Jahan Chowdhury Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Chittagong

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https://doi.org/10.3329/iiucs.v10i0.27426

Keywords:

Women, Participation, Women?s Participation, Management

Abstract

Women being a significant part of population have been found involved in managerial activities. But the degree of participation of women is still insignificant in Bangladesh because of different reasons such as social, cultural and political barriers, inadequate implementation of constitutional and legal provisions, lack of proper institutional and organizational structures etc. In view of these, the present study has been undertaken aiming at assessing the involvement of women in managerial activities of different industries. Of the number of industries that influence women in management, the eleven identifiable sectors have been selected based on purposive sampling technique. This study has revealed that women have multiple responsibilities at home and at work place. When comparisons were made with their male counterparts, women managers have been equally well educated and were found to be equally capable, creative, innovative and competent. They also have the potential of being trained up and to contribute to the development activities as effectively as a man perform. To effectively manage this transition, amongst others followings main interventions have been proposed: proper implementation of constitutional and legal provisions, change of customs and social practices that prevent women development, institutionalization of women?s interests, development of appropriate training courses for women managers.

IIUC Studies Vol.10 & 11 December 2014: 39-64

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Nazneen Jahan Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Chittagong



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Published

2016-04-21

How to Cite

Chowdhury, N. J. (2016). Women’s Participation in Managerial Activities: A Study on Employed Women in Selected Enterprises of Bangladesh. IIUC Studies, 10, 39–64. https://doi.org/10.3329/iiucs.v10i0.27426

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