The Corporate Glass Ceiling

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HR concepts and issues
Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2001
Pub Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Varied
Industry : Varied
Countries : India, USA


The case deals with the concept of 'glass ceiling,' which prevents women from reaching top management positions in the corporate world. It explains the concept in detail and examines the various reasons that prevent women from reaching the top management. The case gives several examples of women who have reached top management positions in the US and in India.


Circumstances or factors that have brought corporate glass ceiling into existence


  Page No.
The 'Glass Ceiling' Breaks 1
The 'Glass Ceiling' Controversy 2
The Debate Continues 4
The Future 6
Exhibits 8

Key Words:

Glass ceiling, women, top management, corporate world, prevent women, top management, examples, women, US, India

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