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The boys’ club: gender bias in hospitality hierarchies

The boys’ club: gender bias in hospitality hierarchies

Gebbels, Maria ORCID: 0000-0001-9623-2655 (2022) The boys’ club: gender bias in hospitality hierarchies. In: Lashley, Conrad, (ed.) Prejudice and Discrimination in Hotels, Restaurants and Bars. Tourism, Hospitality and Events . Routledge, London. ISBN 978-1032030449

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This chapter examines the concept of patriarchy as a social system with unequal power distribution. The ‘old boys club’, is an invisible, male social network which, because of its exclusiveness, has endorsed and promoted male-dominant management cultures and career trajectories that create and perpetuate the ‘glass ceiling’ that inhibit women from achieving senior management roles. By exploring the nature of the hospitality industry, including its characteristics and vulnerabilities that perpetuate gender inequalities, this chapter also draws on the latest research about women’s career development in hospitality, including best practice examples. It also provides insights on how the industry can move forward and ensure an inclusive working environment and equal career opportunities for all its current and future employees.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ideal hospitality workers; male allies; old boys club; patriarchy; women career development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 14:20

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