International Gender Gap
There are many American females working in China and in India. Gender gaps more prevalent, however, exist in other countries such as South Asia, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Research and discuss how women are faring in overseas assignments by American-controlled businesses. Are women holding management positions in these assignments? Discuss at least one country example (South Asia, part of Africa, the Middle East or another area) where a gender gap exists due to cultural and/or local practices. Select a country where the gap shows great contrast in gender equality. Discuss what you have learned.
When U.S. managers go on assignments to foreign countries, women managers in particular face the heat of gender differences. When we talk of gender differences, Islamic nations come to our mind since in their religion women are prohibited to step out of home and work. However, the differences are not restricted to Islamic nations, in fact, majority of Latinos, Africans, and Southern Europeans segregate, control, and limit female behavior ("Managing machismo...", n.d). Foreign machismo however becomes a major problem when US business women are on assignments overseas. While in US there is gender equality, in regions like Middle East, South Asia or Africa, people are not used to taking instructions from women. Foreign women are relegated to subordinate positions even though their role gives them much more authority. These regions assign too little status to a US women manager ...
Topics of gender inequality and staffing in international location are covered
Paper on the Risk Factors of Culture as they effect women in the workplace
In an increasingly-interlinked world, organizational/employee constituencies will be made up of female executives, especially within management cadres (given the numerical growth of women in the domestic workforce). To address the possible issues inherent in this shift, the following research questions are to be addressed:
1. What, realistically, will be the risk of assigning female staff persons to pivotal roles in an organization's global effort?
2. Where exactly does the female executive fit in the global endeavor, considering that sometimes perceptions found in the global environment may pose risk to the potential success of an organization?