The Changing Landscape of Women’s Leadership in India and Korea From Cultural and Generational Perspectives

Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Sunyoung Park, Sehoon Kim

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Abstract

This article attempts to (a) identify leadership challenges and opportunities among Korean and Indian women, and (b) explore how women’s leadership differs by generation in India and Korea. We provide suggestions for Indian and Korean women’s leadership research based on cultural and generational differences. Compared with Korean women leaders, Indian women leaders are more likely to take advantage of informal support and seek professional development opportunities. Although both Indian and Korean women leaders may have equal access to work–life balance programs and policies, they are not being fully utilized due to deep-rooted patriarchal traditions that still relegate women to the task of child rearing and stereotypical domestic roles. However, the probability of younger women leaders seeking informal support, professional development opportunities, and a work–life balance may be higher compared with their older generation coworkers in India and Korea. The findings and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-46
Number of pages31
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • culture
  • generation
  • India
  • South Korea
  • women’s leadership

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