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The sport glass ceiling : myth or reality

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by M O'Shea
The study of gender and sport is consistently evolving. Researchers have increasingly focussed on women’s experience of sport and the factors that impinge on their involvement. However, little has been written on women’s involvement in sport management and leadership. The focus of this study was to examine women and management in the context of sport. Specifically, the study has investigated the rational behind why there are so few women in senior level management roles in Australian sporting organisations. The findings demonstrate that the overtly masculine nature of management and sport serves to restrict women’s involvement in management and decision making. Females are employed by sporting organisations. However, they are restricted to positions which offer little scope for advancement. External constraints impacted most significantly on women’s ability to progress upwards through organisational hierarchies. Male organisational cultures, masculine merit structures, myths and stereotypical assumptions were all found to negatively impact on the career strivings of female sport managers.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

22

Number of Pages

22

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; University of Western Sydney;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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