Title: Towards the shattering of glass ceiling in the Indian banking sector: a comparative analysis among public, private and foreign banks

Authors: Remya Lathabhavan; Senthil Arasu Balasubramanian; Thamaraiselvan Natarajan

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India ' Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India ' Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

Abstract: Glass ceiling, the metaphor, is an invisible barrier that impede the upward movement of women to high level management in the organisation. A growing economy like India with a prospective ownership of more banking assets foresees more job opportunities in the banking sector. Liberalised reforms and women-friendly environment in the banking sector not only weaken the male domination in that area but also attracted more women employees towards it. A persistent increase in percentage of women employees in the banking sector shows a positive sign of breaking of glass ceiling. The study analyses glass ceiling affects in different types of banks - public sector, private sector and foreign bank using secondary data and also analyses the character and attitude of women employees towards the glass ceiling beliefs using a questionnaire survey. A steady increase in women employment participation in the banking sector is analysed from secondary data. Attitude on glass ceiling beliefs provide a clear picture of women's view on this. This study may shed light to more women empowerment initiatives from personal, organisational and governmental aspects as it provide a clear data required. The study may act as a path finder to different concepts of career such as training, succession planning, etc.

Keywords: glass ceiling; banking sector; women in India; women in banks; glass ceiling in banking; glass ceiling beliefs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2018.097787

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2018 Vol.9 No.3/4, pp.248 - 271

Accepted: 26 Aug 2018
Published online: 06 Feb 2019 *

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