Class and gender influences on employment practices in Thailand: an examination of equity policy and practice

Katherine Hutchings (Katherine Hutchings is a Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.)

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

This article presents the findings of research conducted in Thailand that examines the equity practices of local and foreign organisations. The managers of these organisations make equity policy decisions that are influenced by a combination of the cultural and social environments in which they operate and their own organisational policies and managerial positions. Against a background of social closure and inequality theories, this article discusses some of these cultural and social factors and their influence on current equity responses in the workplaces of selected organisations in Thailand. Importantly, it draws attention to the underlying dynamic between class and gender in Thailand and highlights the need for theorists and management to more closely consider the implications this has on equity policy and programmes in organisations in this nation.

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Hutchings, K. (2000), "Class and gender influences on employment practices in Thailand: an examination of equity policy and practice", Women in Management Review, Vol. 15 No. 8, pp. 385-403. https://doi.org/10.1108/09649420010379303

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MCB UP Ltd

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