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dc.contributor.authorKumra, S-
dc.contributor.authorVinnicombe, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-25T12:59:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-25T12:59:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Management, 19(s1), S65 - S74, 2008en_US
dc.identifier.issn1045-3172-
dc.identifier.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00572.x/abstracten
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/9155-
dc.descriptionThis article is available open access through the publisher’s website at the link below. Copyright @ 2008 British Academy of Management.en_US
dc.description.abstractIncreasing numbers of women are attracted to careers in the professional services. However, when their progress is considered to partner positions, it is found that they are not advancing to the levels anticipated. When the literature in relation to the partnership promotion process is explored, we find explanatory models are rare, and rarer yet is work that considers the impact of sex bias on the process. The article adds to the limited work available by presenting findings from a behavioural process perspective through an empirical study with male and female management consultants in a professional services firm which indicates that the promotion to partner process is indeed sex biased. Two areas of disadvantage for women are identified: the presence of a self-managed career advancement process necessitating a proactive approach to demonstrating individual contribution; and the need to ‘fit’ a prevailing model of success within the firm which is a masculine model and is more problematic for women. The article calls for a differentiated treatment of the glass ceiling phenomenon, capable of capturing disadvantage accruing from societally based factors and sector-based factors. The implications of the findings for future research and professional service firms are discussed.en_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectCareersen_US
dc.subjectProfessional servicesen_US
dc.subjectPartner positionsen_US
dc.subjectPromotionen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.titleA study of the promotion to partner process in a professional services firm: How women are disadvantageden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00572.x-
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