Patterns of Female Senior Business Leadership in E-Commerce Companies China
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- Female senior manager, e-commerce companies, glass ceiling, leadership pattern
The glass ceiling problem has been a hot topic in research of female senior leadership in companies, especially in e-commerce companies. It has become a worldwide debate of which promote barriers and weakness for female managers are discussed. China has present a sharp rise this year from 25% to 51% female senior management position, however, by sampling survey in this study, we found that female senior managers still in a disadvantageous position. This study sampling investigated 200 China listed companies in e-commerce industry to explore the pattern of female senior business leadership. The results in this study reveal that 75% of sample companies held no more than 3 female senior managers, 97% of female members in board of directors. By studying patterns of female senior manager leadership, this study provides evidences of status quo of Chinese female senior managers and therefore draws attention to glass ceiling problems at the highest levels within China listed companies.
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TY - CONF AU - Wei Zhou AU - Ke-Chiun Chang PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Patterns of Female Senior Business Leadership in E-Commerce Companies China BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International conference on Engineering Management, Engineering Education and Information Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 452 EP - 455 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/emeeit-15.2015.87 DO - 10.2991/emeeit-15.2015.87 ID - Zhou2015/11 ER -