Female Managers in Taiwan: Opportunities and Barriers in Changing Times

WEN-CHI GRACE CHOU, PATRICIA FOSH, DEBORAH FOSTER
2005 Asia Pacific Business Review  
Women workers' chances of becoming managers, and their experiences once promoted to that level, are increasingly important in Taiwan, a region that is in the throes of socio-economic and legal change. While it is clear that there are proportionally more male than female managers in Taiwan, little systematic research has been undertaken to investigate the reasons for this underrepresentation of women. The authors' exploratory study suggests that the work -family conflict and Taiwanese cultural
more » ... lues contribute to the barriers female employees encounter in their climb up the organizational hierarchy and may lead to the depression of their career ambitions; however, a proportion of the female managers interviewed felt that their promotional opportunities and their experiences as managers had improved significantly in their generation. The authors make suggestions to guide future research on women managers in Taiwan.
doi:10.1080/1360238042000291153 fatcat:nzffmuiacndgbeju73gawo3a4a