Equal Opportunity Outcomes for Women in the Finance Industry in Australia: Evaluating the Merit of EEO Plans

French, Erica L. & Strachan, Glenda (2007) Equal Opportunity Outcomes for Women in the Finance Industry in Australia: Evaluating the Merit of EEO Plans. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 45(3), pp. 314-332.


This paper investigates equity programs in the finance and insurance industry to identify the approach to implementing equal employment opportunity used by Australian organisations. The research uses data from organisational reports submitted to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency in order to identify issues in one industry, and link organisational approach to equal opportunity with the employment status of women. Despite the high numbers of women employed in this female-dominated industry, there are limited numbers of women in management. The findings show no correlation between the equal opportunity approach used and numbers of women in management.

Impact and interest:

15 citations in Scopus
8 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 9143
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Equal Employment Opportunity, Finance Industry, Human Resource Management, Managing Diversity, Women in Management
ISSN: 1038-4111
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:32

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page