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Publication date: 25 September 2015

Saquifa B. Seraj, Maria Tsouroufli and Mohamed Branine

This chapter investigates the role of gender, mentoring and social capital and contributes to literature about the career development of women in senior management roles…

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This chapter investigates the role of gender, mentoring and social capital and contributes to literature about the career development of women in senior management roles in the National Health Service of the UK. It draws on a doctoral study of senior-level managers in a Scottish NHS Board. The data collected are: (i) documentary; (ii) quantitative; and (iii) qualitative. The quantitative data are collected through questionnaires, while the source of qualitative data is in-depth semi-structured interviews. The doctoral study is embedded within an interpretivist and feminist paradigm. Although access to mentoring and social capital was seen as likely to enhance the career progression of females to senior managerial roles, gendered work and family expectations, gendered organisational culture, and normative performances of gendered senior management were identified as obstacles in taking advantages of mentoring and social capital. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only piece of work that explicitly investigates the role of mentoring and social capital in managing gender diversity at the senior managerial positions of the NHS.

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Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-689-8

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Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-689-8

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Publication date: 25 September 2015

Maria Tsouroufli

In this introductory chapter, I discuss the rationale for this edited collection and the contribution it can make to advancing knowledge of gender inequalities and…

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In this introductory chapter, I discuss the rationale for this edited collection and the contribution it can make to advancing knowledge of gender inequalities and promoting social justice in the medical profession and medical education. I provide a short overview of and critique of popular debates in the medical community in the United Kingdom and I also discuss briefly research about women’s careers in the United Kingdom and globally. The introductory chapter provides a description of each chapter and its contribution to scholarship about gender, careers and inequalities in Medicine/Medical Education.

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Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-689-8

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Publication date: 25 September 2015

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Gender, Careers and Inequalities in Medicine and Medical Education: International Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-689-8

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