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In developing this assignment, you have an opportunity to synthesize and apply the concepts, principles, and theories. You will be writing a paper in response to the following hypothetical situation.

Scenario:

You work in strategy planning for a KSA organization. You’ve been in the organization in a variety of roles for five years. Recently, the senior leadership team determined that your organization needs a more effective strategy planning process, and you’ve gladly stepped into a role to help determine what the improved process or activities might be.

You’ve been asked by your manager to put together specific strategic recommendations to help the executive team better understand the concepts and principles of a well-designed strategy process. Further, these recommendations will include a set of examples of strategy planning activities specific to your organization.

Instructions:

Your well-written paper should include the following elements and meet the following requirements:

  • The choice of organization is up to you. Describe your organization in terms of its industry, type (private or public sector), headquarters and other locations, and size.
  • Present the strategy concepts, theories, and principles that you believe are important for the senior executive leadership team to understand. If there are contradicting opinions from strategy experts, you may want to present both sides in an objective discussion. 
  • Present four examples of strategy planning activities from four different modules that are designed specifically for your hypothetical organization. For each of your strategy planning activities, include a clear and understandable title along with a brief overview description of one or two sentences for each.

Example: In Foundations of strategy , the focus of Chapter 2  is on Industry Analysis. One example of an activity that would be relevant to content from those modules is Analyzing Industry, Key Success Factors and Profitability.

  • Include the titles of the example activities, with more complete descriptions for each. Explain the benefits and value of each activity specific to your organization.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 10 pages in length, which does not include the required title page or reference page, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements.
  • Use APA style guidelines.
  • Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles “recently published” unless the assignment calls for more.

Required

Mercedes​ ​Sánchez-Apellániz​​ ​(Business​ ​Administration​ ​and​ ​Marketing,​ ​University​ ​of Seville,​ ​Seville,​ ​Spain)

Citation: Mercedes​ ​Sánchez-Apellániz​,​ ​(2015)​ ​”Women,​ ​Work,​ ​and​ ​Globalization.​ ​Challenges and​ ​Opportunities”,​ ​Gender​ ​in​ ​Management:​ ​An​ ​International​ ​Journal,​ ​Vol.​ ​30​ ​Issue:​ ​1, pp.87-90,​ ​​https://doi-org.sdl.idm.oclc.org/10.1108/GM-05-2014-0046

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Review​ ​Number: 2015/1

Review​ ​Subject: Women,​ ​Work,​ ​and​ ​Globalization.​ ​Challenges​ ​and​ ​Opportunities​​ ​By​ ​Bahira​ ​Sherif​ ​Trask

Publisher​ ​Name: Routledge

Place​ ​of​ ​Publication: New​ ​York,​ ​NY

Publication​ ​Year: 2014

Publisher: Emerald​ ​Group​ ​Publishing​ ​Limited

Copyright: ©​ ​Emerald​ ​Group​ ​Publishing​ ​Limited​ ​2015

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Article Women,​ ​Work​ ​and​ ​Globalization.​ ​Challenges​ ​and​ ​Opportunities​​ ​by​ ​Bahira​ ​Sherif​ ​Trask addresses​ ​the​ ​relationship​ ​between​ ​the​ ​globalization​ ​process​ ​and​ ​its​ ​impacts​ ​on women’s​ ​paid​ ​and​ ​unpaid​ ​work​ ​and​ ​their​ ​life​ ​and​ ​families,​ ​from​ ​a​ ​cross-cultural perspective.​ ​The​ ​book​ ​stresses​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​that​ ​the​ ​neoliberal​ ​processes​ ​affecting globalization​ ​and​ ​their​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​markets​ ​have​ ​multiple​ ​effects.​ ​They​ ​impact​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of governments,​ ​the​ ​increasing​ ​participation​ ​of​ ​women​ ​in​ ​paid​ ​employment,​ ​the​ ​type​ ​of

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jobs​ ​held​ ​by​ ​women,​ ​migration​ ​processes,​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​gender​ ​roles,​ ​notions​ ​of​ ​a​ ​“good mother”​ ​and​ ​the​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​household​ ​and​ ​work​ ​responsibilities.

The​ ​author​ ​notes​ ​that:

[…]​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​indicate​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​connection​ ​between transformations​ ​in​ ​the​ ​economics​ ​and​ ​political​ ​realms,​ ​gender​ ​roles,​ ​and​ ​the microcosm​ ​of​ ​families.​ ​Women​ ​are​ ​at​ ​the​ ​center​ ​of​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​from​ ​both

an​ ​ideological​ ​and​ ​a​ ​role​ ​perspective​ ​(p.​ ​25).

The​ ​centrality​ ​of​ ​geographic​ ​contexts​ ​is​ ​highlighted,​ ​underlining​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​that​ ​analyses must​ ​be​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​within​ ​each​ ​specific​ ​context.​ ​The​ ​author​ ​does​ ​not​ ​consider​ ​these changes​ ​as​ ​something​ ​purely​ ​negative,​ ​but​ ​rather​ ​as​ ​a​ ​set​ ​of​ ​forces​ ​that​ ​while​ ​involving both​ ​women​ ​and​ ​men,​ ​women​ ​can​ ​benefit​ ​from.

The​ ​book​ ​is​ ​organized​ ​in​ ​three​ ​main​ ​sections.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​one​ ​analyzes​ ​the​ ​impacts​ ​of globalization​ ​on​ ​women’s​ ​lives,​ ​on​ ​their​ ​relationship​ ​with​ ​the​ ​labor​ ​market​ ​and​ ​on​ ​the evolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​gender​ ​concept​ ​in​ ​both​ ​industrialized​ ​and​ ​developing​ ​countries. Discussions​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​part​ ​are​ ​grounded​ ​on​ ​the​ ​basic​ ​ideological​ ​foundations​ ​of globalization​ ​and​ ​the​ ​outreach​ ​of​ ​feminist​ ​movements​ ​and​ ​principles.​ ​The​ ​second​ ​part addresses​ ​in​ ​detail​ ​specific​ ​aspects​ ​affecting​ ​women​ ​in​ ​the​ ​global​ ​economy,​ ​such​ ​as socialization​ ​processes,​ ​sexual​ ​exploitation​ ​and​ ​trafficking,​ ​transnational​ ​migration​ ​of women​ ​and​ ​their​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​concepts​ ​such​ ​as​ ​“motherhood”​ ​and​ ​“good​ ​mother”.​ ​In addition,​ ​new​ ​social​ ​relations​ ​emerging​ ​with​ ​the​ ​renegotiation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​responsibilities connected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​care​ ​of​ ​dependent​ ​persons​ ​are​ ​explored.​ ​The​ ​third​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​book shows​ ​the​ ​different​ ​types​ ​of​ ​initiatives​ ​being​ ​implemented​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​countries​ ​to improve​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​women,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​different​ ​governmental​ ​policies​ ​implemented​ ​in industrialized​ ​countries​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​achieving​ ​a​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​household​ ​and​ ​care responsibilities​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​ones.

The​ ​first​ ​chapter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​book​ ​introduces​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​topics​ ​discussed​ ​throughout​ ​the book​ ​and​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​guiding​ ​thread​ ​for​ ​the​ ​book.​ ​Themes​ ​developed​ ​include​ ​the increasing​ ​participation​ ​of​ ​women​ ​in​ ​paid​ ​employment​ ​as​ ​a​ ​common​ ​feature​ ​of​ ​the global​ ​scenario;​ ​the​ ​weight​ ​of​ ​globalization​ ​and​ ​economic​ ​transformation​ ​in​ ​this​ ​process; changes​ ​emerging​ ​in​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​gender​ ​and​ ​work;​ ​and​ ​the​ ​difficult​ ​balance​ ​between household​ ​and​ ​family​ ​responsibilities​ ​and​ ​work​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​responsibilities​ ​arising from​ ​this​ ​new​ ​scenario.​ ​From​ ​the​ ​outset,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​highlighted​ ​that​ ​changes​ ​are​ ​not homogeneous​ ​and​ ​that​ ​any​ ​analysis​ ​should​ ​take​ ​into​ ​account​ ​the​ ​context​ ​in​ ​which​ ​such changes​ ​take​ ​place.

To​ ​explain​ ​this​ ​starting​ ​point,​ ​the​ ​other​ ​two​ ​chapters​ ​that​ ​make​ ​up​ ​the​ ​first​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the book​ ​address​ ​the​ ​ideological​ ​foundations​ ​of​ ​globalization​ ​and​ ​its​ ​impacts​ ​and​ ​the evolution​ ​of​ ​women’s​ ​movements​ ​and​ ​feminist​ ​principles.​ ​Thus,​ ​in​ ​Chapter​ ​2,​ ​we​ ​find​ ​an explanation​ ​of​ ​neoliberalism,​ ​the​ ​decreasing​ ​role​ ​of​ ​States,​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​the informal​ ​economy​ ​and​ ​how​ ​attention​ ​has​ ​focused​ ​more​ ​on​ ​markets​ ​and​ ​less​ ​on​ ​the well-being​ ​of​ ​individuals.​ ​The​ ​author​ ​analyzes​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​all​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​on women,​ ​on​ ​their​ ​employment​ ​patterns,​ ​on​ ​economic​ ​cut-backs​ ​and​ ​on​ ​the​ ​change​ ​of concepts​ ​of​ ​male​ ​and​ ​female​ ​and​ ​of​ ​global​ ​and​ ​local.​ ​She​ ​notes​ ​that​ ​individuals​ ​are​ ​who make​ ​processes​ ​meaningful,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​concepts​ ​vary​ ​according​ ​to​ ​space,​ ​so globalization​ ​should​ ​not​ ​necessarily​ ​be​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​a​ ​negative​ ​event,​ ​as​ ​it​ ​has​ ​also provided​ ​women​ ​with​ ​individual​ ​agency,​ ​empowerment​ ​and​ ​political​ ​rights.​ ​The message​ ​in​ ​this​ ​chapter​ ​is​ ​that​ ​women​ ​are​ ​not​ ​just​ ​victims;​ ​they​ ​can​ ​also​ ​be​ ​and​ ​indeed are​ ​change​ ​agents.​ ​Chapter​ ​3​ ​details​ ​how​ ​women​ ​rights​ ​have​ ​been​ ​incorporated​ ​into development​ ​agendas​ ​and​ ​the​ ​different​ ​approaches​ ​that​ ​have​ ​emerged,​ ​emphasizing that​ ​experiences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Western​ ​world​ ​are​ ​not​ ​universal,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​although​ ​empowering women​ ​is​ ​a​ ​priority​ ​in​ ​the​ ​political​ ​arena,​ ​gender​ ​inequality​ ​persists,​ ​and​ ​economic indicators​ ​are​ ​not​ ​sufficient​ ​to​ ​analyze​ ​gender​ ​issues.​ ​As​ ​such,​ ​gender​ ​relations​ ​must​ ​be linked​ ​to​ ​analyses​ ​about​ ​the​ ​access​ ​to​ ​resources.

The​ ​second​ ​part​ ​discusses​ ​specific​ ​experiences​ ​affecting​ ​women.​ ​Chapter​ ​4​ ​examines socialization​ ​experiences,​ ​especially​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​countries,​ ​stressing​ ​that​ ​cultural restrictions​ ​put​ ​limits​ ​to​ ​women’s​ ​potential​ ​and​ ​development,​ ​so​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​speak​ ​about universal​ ​experiences.​ ​The​ ​chapter​ ​delimits​ ​what​ ​we​ ​understand​ ​under​ ​socialization, sex​ ​and​ ​gender,​ ​the​ ​role​ ​played​ ​by​ ​families​ ​and​ ​how​ ​globalization​ ​is​ ​providing​ ​new gender​ ​images.​ ​The​ ​author​ ​states​ ​that​ ​gender​ ​does​ ​not​ ​always​ ​mean​ ​less​ ​opportunities, as​ ​context​ ​plays​ ​a​ ​critical​ ​role​ ​and,​ ​therefore,​ ​it​ ​must​ ​be​ ​combined​ ​with​ ​race,​ ​ethnicity and​ ​social​ ​exclusion,​ ​as​ ​these​ ​intersections​ ​are​ ​what​ ​actually​ ​limit​ ​an​ ​individual’s​ ​life opportunities.​ ​Chapter​ ​5​ ​discusses​ ​the​ ​relationship​ ​between​ ​economic​ ​vulnerability​ ​and sexual​ ​exploitation.​ ​It​ ​describes​ ​in​ ​detail​ ​the​ ​different​ ​factors​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​sexual trafficking​ ​and​ ​exploitation​ ​and​ ​explains​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​norms​ ​on​ ​the​ ​way contexts​ ​engage​ ​with​ ​these​ ​issues.​ ​The​ ​conclusion​ ​is​ ​that​ ​globalization​ ​has​ ​enhanced the​ ​conditions​ ​for​ ​the​ ​exploitation​ ​of​ ​women​ ​and​ ​girls​ ​and​ ​has​ ​contributed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​creation of​ ​new​ ​and​ ​different​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​exploitation.​ ​Chapter​ ​6​ ​focuses​ ​specifically​ ​on transnational​ ​motherhood.​ ​It​ ​explains​ ​how​ ​transnational​ ​migrations​ ​modify​ ​and​ ​alter traditional​ ​gender​ ​roles​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​breadwinner/homemaker​ ​reality,​ ​arguing​ ​that​ ​this dichotomy​ ​is​ ​fading​ ​away,​ ​as​ ​migrations​ ​are​ ​redefining​ ​the​ ​motherhood​ ​concept​ ​by incorporating​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​breadwinner​ ​without​ ​replacing​ ​caretaking.​ ​The​ ​book analyzes​ ​the​ ​change​ ​in​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​“good​ ​mother”,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​leading​ ​to​ ​new​ ​culturally and​ ​contextually​ ​defined​ ​approaches​ ​to​ ​maleness​ ​and​ ​manhood.​ ​This​ ​chapter​ ​also

reviews​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​States​ ​in​ ​migration​ ​processes​ ​across​ ​contexts,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​development of​ ​the​ ​newly​ ​emerging​ ​and​ ​heterogeneous​ ​women​ ​networks,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​facilitating​ ​the creation​ ​of​ ​new​ ​roles​ ​for​ ​women.​ ​Chapter​ ​7​ ​closes​ ​the​ ​second​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​book addressing​ ​the​ ​way​ ​caretaking​ ​has​ ​become​ ​a​ ​global​ ​phenomenon​ ​and​ ​necessity requiring​ ​new​ ​agreements​ ​in​ ​social​ ​relations.​ ​This​ ​chapter​ ​explains​ ​in​ ​detail​ ​the​ ​five trends​ ​emerging​ ​in​ ​care​ ​labor​ ​and​ ​ends​ ​suggesting​ ​some​ ​potential​ ​models​ ​to​ ​ensure gender​ ​equity​ ​in​ ​families.

The​ ​third​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​book​ ​discusses​ ​the​ ​different​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​action​ ​being​ ​implemented in​ ​both​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​industrialized​ ​countries​ ​with​ ​some​ ​global​ ​suggestions​ ​to​ ​achieve a​ ​better​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​work​ ​and​ ​family​ ​responsibilities.​ ​Chapter​ ​8​ ​discusses successful​ ​initiatives​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​countries​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fields​ ​of​ ​health,​ ​prevention​ ​of​ ​sexual trafficking​ ​and​ ​exploitation​ ​and​ ​education,​ ​always​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​that​ ​discrimination and​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​opportunities​ ​must​ ​be​ ​addressed​ ​not​ ​as​ ​a​ ​“women’s​ ​issue”,​ ​but​ ​rather​ ​as​ ​an ethical​ ​and​ ​human​ ​issue.​ ​Chapter​ ​9​ ​reviews​ ​policy​ ​responses​ ​in​ ​industrialized​ ​countries to​ ​support​ ​working​ ​families​ ​and​ ​gender​ ​equity.​ ​The​ ​author​ ​considers​ ​that​ ​efforts​ ​must not​ ​only​ ​target​ ​the​ ​incorporation​ ​of​ ​women​ ​into​ ​the​ ​labor​ ​market,​ ​but​ ​must​ ​also​ ​focus​ ​on employment​ ​quality,​ ​including​ ​caretaking.​ ​It​ ​stresses​ ​that​ ​we​ ​must​ ​break​ ​away​ ​from​ ​the traditional​ ​breadwinner/homemaker​ ​model,​ ​noting​ ​that​ ​women’s​ ​values​ ​have​ ​changed and​ ​policy​ ​outcomes​ ​are​ ​better​ ​when​ ​social​ ​and​ ​support​ ​policies​ ​implemented​ ​account for​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​stocking​ ​to​ ​a​ ​traditional​ ​model.​ ​Chapter​ ​10​ ​provides​ ​a general​ ​reflection,​ ​insisting​ ​that​ ​the​ ​debate​ ​on​ ​male​ ​and​ ​female​ ​roles​ ​is​ ​still​ ​open​ ​and that​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​gender​ ​socialization​ ​taking​ ​place​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world​ ​should​ ​not​ ​be considered​ ​as​ ​a​ ​deficit,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​are​ ​also​ ​contributing​ ​new​ ​perspectives.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​local level,​ ​States​ ​must​ ​become​ ​more​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​social​ ​change,​ ​and​ ​suggesting​ ​private solutions​ ​to​ ​a​ ​problem​ ​with​ ​public​ ​implications​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​way​ ​to​ ​move ahead.​ ​Although​ ​there​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​single​ ​answer​ ​to​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​changes​ ​brought​ ​by globalization​ ​are​ ​positive​ ​for​ ​women,​ ​dialogue​ ​and​ ​collaboration​ ​must​ ​be​ ​fostered​ ​by shared​ ​agreements,​ ​because​ ​although​ ​experiences​ ​may​ ​be​ ​different,​ ​this​ ​does​ ​not mean​ ​that​ ​the​ ​experiences​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​shared.

In​ ​general​ ​terms,​ ​although​ ​this​ ​book​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​comprehensive​ ​vision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​effects​ ​of globalization​ ​on​ ​the​ ​life​ ​of​ ​women​ ​and​ ​families​ ​at​ ​a​ ​global​ ​scale,​ ​some​ ​chapters​ ​are stronger​ ​than​ ​others.​ ​In​ ​particular,​ ​Chapters​ ​6​ ​and​ ​7​ ​provide​ ​clear​ ​explanations​ ​of​ ​the duality​ ​women​ ​are​ ​facing,​ ​how​ ​their​ ​role​ ​has​ ​changed​ ​in​ ​an​ ​incremental​ ​manner​ ​and how​ ​they​ ​are​ ​still​ ​being​ ​criticized​ ​for​ ​abandoning​ ​their​ ​traditional​ ​role,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​in​ ​decline. Chapters​ ​8​ ​and​ ​9​ ​are​ ​extremely​ ​illustrative​ ​in​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​what​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​actions​ ​are being​ ​successful​ ​and​ ​which​ ​ones​ ​are​ ​not.​ ​Its​ ​solid​ ​documentation,​ ​the​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​the

different​ ​case​ ​studies​ ​and​ ​its​ ​cross-cultural​ ​approach​ ​are​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​major​ ​strengths​ ​of this​ ​book.

Perhaps​ ​more​ ​emphasis​ ​on​ ​the​ ​positive​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​globalization​ ​could​ ​have​ ​been​ ​made. Although​ ​it​ ​is​ ​mentioned​ ​that​ ​they​ ​do​ ​exist,​ ​they​ ​have​ ​not​ ​been​ ​clearly​ ​defined​ ​and therefore​ ​the​ ​general​ ​idea​ ​is​ ​that​ ​such​ ​effects​ ​are​ ​more​ ​negative​ ​than​ ​positive.​ ​The​ ​role of​ ​men​ ​in​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​process​ ​could​ ​have​ ​also​ ​been​ ​discusses​ ​in​ ​further​ ​depth.​ ​Although they​ ​are​ ​constantly​ ​present​ ​in​ ​the​ ​book,​ ​the​ ​implications​ ​of​ ​these​ ​changes​ ​on​ ​their​ ​lives are​ ​only​ ​slightly​ ​addressed,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​their​ ​role​ ​as​ ​agents​ ​of​ ​change.​ ​For​ ​instance, separated​ ​fathers​ ​associations,​ ​joint​ ​custody,​ ​etc.​ ​are​ ​examples​ ​of​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​Western countries,​ ​often​ ​led​ ​by​ ​men,​ ​and​ ​sometimes​ ​women​ ​enter​ ​into​ ​conflict​ ​with​ ​them.​ ​Finally, more​ ​emphasis​ ​could​ ​have​ ​been​ ​put​ ​on​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​public​ ​policies,​ ​and​ ​some regulations​ ​may​ ​have​ ​and​ ​indeed​ ​do​ ​have​ ​an​ ​impact​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​triggering​ ​social changes​ ​among​ ​the​ ​male​ ​population.

Despite​ ​these​ ​criticisms,​ ​this​ ​book​ ​remains​ ​a​ ​good​ ​source​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​readership​ ​of Gender​ ​in​ ​Management​​ ​with​ ​an​ ​integrated​ ​vision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​globalization​ ​on women​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families​ ​from​ ​a​ ​global​ ​perspective.​ ​These​ ​impacts​ ​are​ ​relevant​ ​in understanding​ ​how​ ​gender​ ​roles​ ​are​ ​changing​ ​and​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​outcomes,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​not the​ ​same​ ​everywhere.​ ​The​ ​book​ ​would​ ​be​ ​of​ ​great​ ​interest​ ​to​ ​anyone​ ​in​ ​women​ ​studies and​ ​particularly​ ​wanting​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​effects​ ​of​ ​globalization​ ​on​ ​family​ ​life,​ ​in particular​ ​scholars​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fields​ ​of​ ​gender,​ ​cultural​ ​diversity,​ ​cross-cultural​ ​analysis,​ ​work and​ ​family,​ ​migration​ ​or​ ​formal​ ​versus​ ​informal​ ​economy​ ​studies,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​different​ ​fields​ ​of sociology,​ ​psychology​ ​and​ ​human​ ​resources​ ​management​ ​in​ ​a​ ​global​ ​environment.​ ​This book​ ​would​ ​be​ ​a​ ​good​ ​reference​ ​book​ ​for​ ​courses​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​cultural​ ​diversity,​ ​gender and​ ​the​ ​duality​ ​family​ ​–​ ​work​ ​and​ ​its​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​families,​ ​in​ ​general,​ ​and​ ​women,​ ​in particular

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