WENDY RICHARDS's research while affiliated with Keele University and other places

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This article examines the gendered nature of employment in UK universities, showing women's experience of discrimination through differences in contract status and in access to academic hierarchies. It argues that the typical academic career path is structured according to a male perception of success: research-active, participating in the Research...

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... In other words, the TUC's strategy has been to 'play government and business at their own game'. In cross-national terms, the TUC's position may be interpreted in the light of its role as an umbrella organization, with no direct mandate for bargaining, but the possibility of influencing public debates and lobbying for employment legislation, as well as in the light of its modernization strategy, which combines organizational and policy renewal (Colgan and Ledwith 2002). ...
... Additionally, Krefting conducted a study of North American universities that highlights a scarcity of female academics in top-level positions, since such posts were overwhelmingly occupied by men [19]. Similarly, studies carried out in the United Kingdom, for example, those by Bagilhole and Goode [20], Knights and Richards [21] and Ledwith and Manfredi [22], reveal a lack of parity in labor conditions, since the masculine organizational model prevails. A recent study was completed across nine universities in Vietnam, with the aim of finding the barriers that hinder women from becoming leaders. ...