Title: Women managers in Sri Lanka: a factor analytic study of facilitators of career development

Authors: T.M.K.P. Tennakoon, Siriyama Kanthi Herath

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ' Department of Accounting, School of Business, Clark Atlanta University, James P. Brawley Drive at Fair Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30314, USA

Abstract: Using a sample of 150 low- and middle-level women managers, this study identifies the factors that facilitate career development of Sri Lankan women managers. Factor analysis revealed that leading and planning, high performances, eagerness for results, decisiveness, practice and fortune, intellectual ability and support and professionalism facilitate career development of Sri Lankan women managers. Knowledge, awareness, possession and development of these factors would benefit women who desire to be managers as well as women managers who expect to advance in their careers. Organisations in Sri Lanka should emphasise developing women managers, taking these factors into consideration.

Keywords: career development; facilitators; Sri Lanka; women managers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2007.011789

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.2, pp.143 - 158

Published online: 22 Dec 2006 *

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