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dc.contributor.authorKemp, Linzi
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T06:35:45Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T06:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11073/9230
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the first qualitative research study of women’s life histories in an investigation of their participation and progress in the labor force of the United Arab Emirates. Data were collected through interviews with 18 female participants. The sample represents a cross section of national women who work outside the home. Content analysis of the interview narratives recognizes emergent themes that influence women from early years, through education, and into careers. Findings show that the family and cultural context, significant others, professional considerations, and their future competency influence women's participation in the labor force. The implications for human resource management are discussed with references to these emerging themes. Changes to policies and practices are suggested to recruit and retain women in the labor force. The collection and analysis of further data will increase scholarly knowledge and has implications for business practice. Increased rates of local women in the labor force is a topic of national interest in the United Arab Emirates.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Business Administrationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican University of Sharjahen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Business Administration Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican University of Sharjah Faculty Worken_US
dc.subjectHRM policies and practicesen_US
dc.subjectLife historiesen_US
dc.subjectWomen in the labor forceen_US
dc.subjectUnited Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.titleThe Influences on Female Participation and Progress in the Labor Force: Implications for Human Resource Management in the United Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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