Call for Chapters: Macro and Micro-Level Issues Surrounding Women in the Workforce

Başak Uçanok Tan (Assoc. Prof. at BİLGİ Faculty of Communication, Public Relations Program) invites her colleagues to consider contributing chapters to the edited book entitled Macro and Micro-Level Issues Surrounding Women in the Workforce, which is scheduled to be published by IGI Global in 2019.

You may find the details of the upcoming publication below:


The challenges surrounding work evolves in accordance with the social and economic developments that has gained pace in the last few decades. One of the topics that remain to be a challenge for organizations is the position of women at work. Women’s social and economic role has shifted and has improved since the industrial revolution. More women entered into the labor market and occupied seats in top managerial positions. However, the representation of women in industries, occupations and organizations remain to be an issue of concern around the globe. In addition, a number of other issues require attention such as the gender pay gap, gender segregation, quality of work, sexual harassment, sex (in)equality, gendered hierarchy and power relations and male dominated work cultures. These issues cannot be separated from the wider society we live in. In this respect, a socio-economic analysis of how women are positioned in the labour market is called for along with an organizational level investigation, which will decipher the strategic decisions that pose barriers for women in the workplace.


The book will voice issues and challenges faced by women and provide guidance for organizations in developing strategic initiatives to involve women in decision making processes and improve women’s well-being in the workplace. In this respect, the book will provide a forum of presentation where issues are discussed and future directions for research and practice are specified.

Recommended Topics

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on any of the following topics. Related topics that are not listed here will be considered as well.

• Gender segregation
• Gender (in)equality
• Gender pay gap
• Women in Leadership
• Occupational segregation
• Cultural challenges faced by women at work
• Gender and Organizational Culture
• Women in society
• Women in professions and management
• Work-Life Balance
• Work values and gender
• Women employment across cultures
• Global Leadership and Women
• Women and Success
• HR practices and women’s careers
• Women Entrepreneurs

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 15, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 26, 2018.

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