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Much of the recent attention devoted to diversity in the workplace has focused on such management issues as overcoming cultural barriers, avoiding stereotypes, and eliminating discrimination. But works such as John Fernandez'sThe Diversity Advantage(1993) andWorkforce America!(1991), coauthored by Rosener and Marilyn Loden, stress that a diverse workforce is actually an important asset that places the U.S. at an advantage over countries with a more homogeneous workforce. Rosener, a management professor at the University of California, Irvine, and author of the widely praised 1990Harvard Business Reviewarticle "Ways Women Lead," echoes that same line but this time focuses on women managers. She argues that women possess leadership abilities particularly suited to today's organizational structures and that no other country has as many educated and experienced professional women as the U.S.; however, women, men, and organizations must change to take full advantage of this competitive edge, and Rosener suggests ways to do so.David Rouse
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ISBN-10:  0195080793
ISBN-13:  978-0195080797
Author:  Judy B. Rosener
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, USA
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First published in 1995 by Oxford University Press, America's Competitive Secret suggests how to utilize women as a management strategy. It was an excellent idea then and an even better idea now as globalization initiatives of American companies increase and intensify. In the Preface, author Judy B. Rosener explains that her book is intended for executives and managers "who want to improve their organization's bottom line, and for women who wonder why their career paths so often seem to be shaped …
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