Personnel managers from sixty American and Canadian corporations were surveyed concering their attitudes toward sending women abroad. Even thought less than 3% of all expatriate managers are women, 72% of the personnel managers surveyed in 1983 predicted that the number of female expatriate managers sent abroad woudl increase. While the managers believe that there are qualified women available who are willing to move overseas,they list foreigners' prejudice, dual-career marriages, and teh resistance of their own companies as major barriers to women's increased participation in internaitonal management. In all cases, comapines see the barriers facing womnen in international management as significantly greater than those facing women pursuing domestic management careers.
For all practical purposes, all business today is global. Global leadership is not the same as domestic leadership. As we move into the 21st century, the domain of influence of leadership is shifting from focusing on a part of the world - a nation or domestic economy - to focusing on the world. Competition is forcing companies to embrace integrated cross-cultural, interactive global strategies. [...]
“Knowing Maisie” describes how “we fellow witnesses,” as James deems us in the preface, witness the telepathic communication between Maisie and her guardians. Holmgren demonstrates that Maisie controls discourse by way of clairvoyant visions and telepathic insights rendered as proleptic events of plot; by describing her visions, the narrator inscribes the text with a narrative Maisie authors. As she ascends into artistry, Maisie replaces the narrator with Mrs. Wix, but she allows the narrator to narrate his own exit through his final, borrowed vision of Mrs. Wix’s mind.[...]
Until about thirty years ago, narrative and narrative theory were the province of those disciplines that have traditionally formed the accepted core of the humanities: literature, cultural, religious, and, to a lesser extent, philosophical studies. Researchers in these fields - whether hard-core narratologists or narrative ethicists - tend not to produce narratives but to receive them.[...]
Forty-one women have become president or prime minister of their country in the past four decades, more than 60% of whom have come to office in the last 8 years. What are these women bringing to the word's most influential roles of both political and business leadership? In which ways do their paths to power and styles of leadership bode well for the 21st century? In which ways do the women simply replicate the patterns of 20th century leadership most frequently exhibited by men? This article, told through the experience of Charity Ngilu, the first woman to run for the presidency of Kenya, highlights some of the emerging trends in global leadership as women increasingly assume the most senior positions in the leadership of countries and companies.