The Plight of Women in Positions of Corporate Leadership in the United States, the European Union, and Japan: Differing Laws and Cultures, Similar Issues

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dc.contributor.author Schipani, Cindy A.
dc.contributor Binder, Bettina
dc.contributor Dworkin, Terry Morehead
dc.contributor Nae, Niculina
dc.contributor Averianova, Irina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-02T13:55:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-02T13:55:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11
dc.identifier 1396 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Forthcoming University of Michigan Journal of Gender & Law (2020) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/152319
dc.description.abstract Gender diversity in corporate governance is a highly debated issue worldwide. National campaigns such as “2020 Women on Boards” in the United States and “Women on the Board Pledge for Europe” are examples of just two initiatives aimed at increasing female representation in the corporate boardroom. Several European countries have adopted board quotas as a means toward achieving gender diversity. Japan has passed an Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace to lay a foundation for establishing targets for promoting women. This paper examines the status of women in positions of leadership in the United States, several major countries in the European Union and Japan. We focus on the legal backdrop in each jurisdiction regarding gender discrimination and studies tending to demonstrate the economic benefits of gender diversity. We conclude that although important steps have been taken in the direction of narrowing the gender gap in all jurisdictions examined, progress has also been slow and difficult across the board. The issue of too few women at the top will not be resolved until there is a wider acceptance that female leaders can benefit their organizations and contribute to social and economic progress. Moreover, the presence of women on corporate boards is valuable in and of itself and the status quo ought to be further challenged in international business. en_US
dc.subject corporate law en_US
dc.subject corporate governance en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject women in business en_US
dc.subject women in leadership en_US
dc.subject glass ceiling en_US
dc.subject gender diversity en_US
dc.subject employment discrimination en_US
dc.subject.classification Law, History, Communication en_US
dc.title The Plight of Women in Positions of Corporate Leadership in the United States, the European Union, and Japan: Differing Laws and Cultures, Similar Issues en_US
dc.type Working Paper
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Management en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Business
dc.contributor.affiliationum Ross School of Business en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Indiana University Bloomington - Office for Women's Affairs en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Nagoya University of Commerce and Business en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor
dc.description.bitstreamurl https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/152319/1/1396_Schipani.pdf
dc.owningcollname Business, Stephen M. Ross School of - Working Papers Series
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