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Publication date: 30 April 2008

Marion G. Sobol and Eli M. Snir

The elements involved in selecting a good statistical forecasting case are set forth. These include realism, managerial decision making possibilities, provision of…

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The elements involved in selecting a good statistical forecasting case are set forth. These include realism, managerial decision making possibilities, provision of extensive data, allowances for discussion of data incompleteness and possible additional data needs, and possibilities for utilizing a variety of forecasting methods. A case describing forecasting contributions to the United Way of America, used in graduate and undergraduate statistics classes, is presented. Finally, a list of grading criteria with suggested weights and issues to be covered is presented.

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-787-2

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-787-2

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Publication date: 13 February 2019

Samina Saifuddin, Lorraine Dyke and Md Sajjad Hossain

The purpose of this paper is to create a nuanced understanding of the barriers women high-tech professionals face in Bangladesh. The main aim is to identify the extent to…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to create a nuanced understanding of the barriers women high-tech professionals face in Bangladesh. The main aim is to identify the extent to which these barriers are common across different contexts and to explore the barriers that are unique and situated in the local socio-cultural context.

Design/methodology/approach

In-depth interviews with high-tech professionals were conducted to identify and explore the barriers.

Findings

Although some of the barriers are common across different contexts, most of the barriers women professionals face arise due to the interaction between situated socio-cultural practices and gender. The dynamics of socio-cultural and patriarchal norms reinforce gender biases and gendered practices that afford men with greater control over resources and systematically limit women’s access to opportunities.

Research limitations/implications

The study recruited 35 participants using snowball sampling. From a methodological perspective, future research could benefit from recruiting a larger, more varied sample using random sampling.

Practical implications

Women experience barriers due to both internal organizational features and external contextual barriers. The findings suggest that some of these barriers can be removed through governmental and organizational policies and through appropriate intervention strategies delivered in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Originality/value

The study makes a unique contribution by using a macro-social lens to analyze the meso-organizational practices and micro-individual phenomena thereby providing a holistic view of the barriers faced by women professionals in Bangladesh.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 38 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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