Lebanese perceptions of the glass ceiling

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dc.contributor.author Rishani, Mayssa
dc.contributor.author Mallah, Mohamad
dc.contributor.author Houssami, Sarwat
dc.contributor.author Ismail, Hussein
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-28T11:22:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-28T11:22:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-09-28
dc.identifier.issn 2040-7149 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6284 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present insights regarding the barriers that prevent women in Lebanon reaching parity with men in senior leadership positions. The paper also portrays men and women’s varying perceptions regarding these barriers. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 129 participants at a Lebanese university took part in the study. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS. Frequencies and χ2-tests were conducted. Findings – The findings suggest that women are more likely to be discriminated against and are thus more likely to be underrepresented in top leadership positions. Organizational and cultural barriers were considered to cause this discrimination. Women were more likely than men to believe that women face more barriers while climbing the career ladder. Men were more likely than women to believe that organizations are the parties responsible for this underrepresentation, more so than the surrounding culture. Surprisingly, a sound proportion of women believed that men are more competent at occupying top management positions in Lebanon. Originality/value – This is one of the few studies to explore Lebanese perceptions on the workplace’s glass ceiling. Further, it examines the differences in opinions between males and females on women in the workplace, which has not been previously studied. This research contributes further to the existing body of knowledge on women in management in Lebanon and the Middle Eastern region, which is generally small in quantity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Lebanese perceptions of the glass ceiling en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199504570 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.issue 8 en_US
dc.article.pages 678-691 en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Women in management en_US
dc.keywords Gender discrimination en_US
dc.keywords Glass ceiling en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-11-2014-0082 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Rishani, M., Mallah, M., Houssami, S., & Ismail, H. (2015). Lebanese perceptions of the glass ceiling. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(8), 678-691. en_US
dc.author.email hismail@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/EDI-11-2014-0082 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9772-6032 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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