Date of Defense
Roberta Allen, Business Information Systems
Gordon Dobler, Management
Angelika Kausche, Business Information Systems
This report investigates the work/family balance based on two factors: social influence and personal choice. The first factor is significant because society dictates and enforces the prescribed roles for women. The degree of career progression a woman can achieve is partly bound by restrictions of society. The other factor, personal choice, is the factor that only each woman can determine for herself. A woman can only progress as far as her personal goals determine. In addition to the relationship between society and personal choice, this report examines the barriers to pursuit of a management career inherent in these factors.
Mueller, Christine E., "Mom or Manager?: How Social Factors and Personal Choice Affect the Work/Family Balance in the United States, Japan and Germany" (2004). Honors Theses. 604.
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