Impact of networking on career development: Experience of high-flying women academics in Malaysia
Ismail, Maimunah and Mohd Rasdi, Roziah (2007) Impact of networking on career development: Experience of high-flying women academics in Malaysia. Human Resource Development International, 10 (2). pp. 153-168. ISSN 1469-8374
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13678860701347131
The article reports a study the objective of which is to explore the experience in networking of a group of high-flying women academics (HFWAs) and its impact on career development. Data were gathered using in-depth interviews to 31 women professors who have been identified as high-flyers. Networking had brought them to fast upward career mobility. The themes that relate to the influence of networking to their career are: (i) graduate study paved the way for international networking; (ii) networking created win-win situation for both individuals and institutional partners; and (iii) personal factors contributing to networking. Findings are significant to other academics particularly women who are aspiring to be in the fast-track career.
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