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

Please find the call for chapters for the volume edited by Associate Professor Dr. Başak Uçanok Tan (Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication) titled Macro and Micro-Level Issues Surrounding Women in the Workforce.

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018
Full Chapters Due: November 26, 2018
Submission Date: March 15, 2019


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.


Organizations can not evolve nor develop unless they intend to tackle issues regarding equality in the workplace. In a time when sustainability and corporate responsibility has become the norm, organizations have to admit that they need to exert more effort in creating egalitarian workplaces. This book will address recent debates on the representation of women in organizations and provide practical suggestions as to how organizations can approach this issue. The representation of women will be discussed in relation to cases that demonstrate the challenges faced by organizations in tackling diversity, equality and creativity.

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.

Despite decades of ongoing inquiry, research on women in organizations appears to not yet have reached mainstream acceptance. This book will combine inquiries and fulfill the aim to generate greater awareness involving women at work.

Target Audience

This book will provide important insights to business executives, HR professionals, policy makers, academicians, researchers, university students and government officials in understanding challenges faced by women at work.

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, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Macro and Micro-Level Issues Surrounding Women in the Workforce. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

September 15, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
November 26, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
January 15, 2019: Review Results Returned
February 28, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
March 15, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be forwaded to:
Assoc. Prof. Başak Uçanok Tan
Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

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