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Women in leadership in Malaysia


Hamzah, Siti Raba’ah (2017) Women in leadership in Malaysia. In: Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership. Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 107 - 123. ISBN 9783319549958


In this chapter, I analyze women in leadership in Malaysia from historical, political, economic, and cultural perspectives. I discuss women in leadership vis-à-vis women’s social status, family roles, and expectations of women in Malaysian society. A critical review of women in leadership roles in Malaysia is presented. Issues on the participation of women in the workforce, gender inequality, women’s leadership roles, and work–family relationships are also highlighted against the backdrop of the Malaysian cultural background. I conclude with a discussion of the challenges faced by women who aspire to be leaders in this country within the framework of the government, workplace, community, and family. The review is based on online sources and national and international empirical studies. Recommendations for future research conclude the chapter.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54996-5_7
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Keywords: Women; Leadership; Leaders
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 04:17
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 04:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63881
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