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Where Are We? A case study of Asian women leadership development at A.P. Moller - Maersk Group

Yu, Na and Son, Kyung Rim (2010)
Department of Business Administration
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Abstract Title: Where are we? – A case study of Asian women leadership development at A.P. Moller - Maersk Group Seminar Date: June 4th, 2010 Course: Masters Thesis in Business Administration, Programme in Managing People, Knowledge and Change, 15 University Credit Points (15 ECTS) Authors: Na Yu & Kyung rim Son. Supervisor: Saara Taalas Key Words: Talent management, Leadership development, Modesty, Women, Asian culture, Networking. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to try to understand how leadership development is addressed in talent management and how Asian women relate to the leadership development practice adopted, and the role culture, gender and networking play in Asian women leadership development in the company. Methodology:... (More)
Abstract Title: Where are we? – A case study of Asian women leadership development at A.P. Moller - Maersk Group Seminar Date: June 4th, 2010 Course: Masters Thesis in Business Administration, Programme in Managing People, Knowledge and Change, 15 University Credit Points (15 ECTS) Authors: Na Yu & Kyung rim Son. Supervisor: Saara Taalas Key Words: Talent management, Leadership development, Modesty, Women, Asian culture, Networking. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to try to understand how leadership development is addressed in talent management and how Asian women relate to the leadership development practice adopted, and the role culture, gender and networking play in Asian women leadership development in the company. Methodology: The research is a qualitative study, in which the data is collected by interviews with selected employees from the case company, non participant observation, and secondary materials. Theoretical Perspective:
In the study three theoretical perspectives are introduced: Asian women leadership focusing on joint effect of gender and culture in terms of modesty, Talent management and leadership development for women. Empirical Foundation: Seven interviews were conducted during research but four of them were used for main analysis. And field notes were taken during the observation. Additionally secondary materials from the case company’s website were collected for analysis as well. Conclusions: More effective human capital and social capital trainings organized by the company are required for Talent management. A diversified culture needs to be considered to improve women leadership development. Asian women’s modesty characteristic hampers their leadership development and requires more attention from both Asian women and the company if the number of Asian female leaders is to increase. (Less)
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author
Yu, Na and Son, Kyung Rim
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Modesty, Women, Asian culture, Networking, Talent management, Leadership development, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
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1625294
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2010-05-28 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Abstract Title: Where are we? – A case study of Asian women leadership development at A.P. Moller - Maersk Group Seminar Date: June 4th, 2010 Course: Masters Thesis in Business Administration, Programme in Managing People, Knowledge and Change, 15 University Credit Points (15 ECTS) Authors: Na Yu & Kyung rim Son. Supervisor: Saara Taalas Key Words: Talent management, Leadership development, Modesty, Women, Asian culture, Networking. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to try to understand how leadership development is addressed in talent management and how Asian women relate to the leadership development practice adopted, and the role culture, gender and networking play in Asian women leadership development in the company. Methodology: The research is a qualitative study, in which the data is collected by interviews with selected employees from the case company, non participant observation, and secondary materials. Theoretical Perspective:
In the study three theoretical perspectives are introduced: Asian women leadership focusing on joint effect of gender and culture in terms of modesty, Talent management and leadership development for women. Empirical Foundation: Seven interviews were conducted during research but four of them were used for main analysis. And field notes were taken during the observation. Additionally secondary materials from the case company’s website were collected for analysis as well. Conclusions: More effective human capital and social capital trainings organized by the company are required for Talent management. A diversified culture needs to be considered to improve women leadership development. Asian women’s modesty characteristic hampers their leadership development and requires more attention from both Asian women and the company if the number of Asian female leaders is to increase.},
  author       = {Yu, Na and Son, Kyung Rim},
  keyword      = {Modesty,Women,Asian culture,Networking,Talent management,Leadership development,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Where Are We? A case study of Asian women leadership development at A.P. Moller - Maersk Group},
  year         = {2010},
}