publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Women in formal corporate networks: an organisational citizenship perspective

Val Singh; Susan Vinnicombe; Savita Kumra;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2006
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose – To investigate women's corporate networks, and the reported benefits for the women and their employers. To gain insight into the motivation for these voluntary activities, by drawing on organisational citizenship theory.Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores the issue using in‐depth interviews with chairs and organisers of 12 women's networks, and triangulated the data with an email survey resulting in 164 responses from network members in five companies.Findings – The paper identifies how networks were set up and managed, as well as the benefits that accrue to the organisation, the leaders and the members. Key findings were the wealth of vol...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Networking, Organisational behaviour, Volunteering, Women, Women executives, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Gender Studies
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