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The impact of indigenous culture on female leadership in Pakistan
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Organizational Leadership, ISSN 2383-1103, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 414-428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Digging into the experiences of thirty working women, this study examined the barriers imposed by indigenous culture of Pakistan impose on these women. The study followed a qualitative research approach with phenomenological theoretical framework. Fifteen females were interviewed from urban areas and fifteen from rural areas to draw a holistic picture of indigenous culture of Pakistan and its effect on career progress of females. From the data collected, seven categories were initially developed through open coding, followed by three clusters through axial coding and lastly the study created a theoretical framework through selective coding. Findings of the study indicated that indigenous culture strongly affects the career success of working women in Pakistan. The study concluded that indigenous culture of Pakistan puts taboos on females in the form of family behavior, expectations, and the structurally enforced inferior status of females which affects their leadership skills negatively and restricts their career growth. The study concluded that indigenous culture affects career progress of females in negative way and although efforts have been done to give women equal rights in Pakistan, these efforts will become more meaningful if general perception of society about women and their role starts to change which will require awareness programs and cooperation from academic institutions and policy makers. (C) AIMI Journals

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ARDABIL INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT INST , 2015. Vol. 4, no 4, p. 414-428
Keywords [en]
Indigenous Culture, Social Taboos, Social Mobility Issues, Female Career Progress
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Sociology
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Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-83437DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60414ISI: 000373270600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-83437DiVA, id: diva2:1318387
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved

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