Toward a model of gender diversity in the workplace in East Asia: Preliminary evidence from manufacturing industries in Taiwan

I. Chieh Hsu, John J. Lawler

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Abstract

This chapter examines gender diversity with a focus on the proportion of females in companies in Taiwan. The investigation also examines the effect of the proportion of females on company performance. The research used two Taiwan government databases offering statistics of individual indigenous companies in the manufacturing industries in 1996 and 2001, with a sample size of 8,622 in 1996 and 8,731 in 2001. Results show that the proportion of females in managerial, professional, and administrative jobs is increasing and is positively associated with company performance. By contrast, the proportion of females in operational-level jobs is decreasing, and its association with company performance is inconsistent. This study extends previous gender diversity research in management groups and suggests that women can be invaluable resources for business organizations in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Global Diffusion of Human Resource Practices
Subtitle of host publicationInstitutional and Cultural Limits
EditorsJohn Lawler, Greg Hundley
Pages171-190
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in International Management
Volume21
ISSN (Print)1571-5027

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management

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