Obstacles to the career progression of professional female project managers (PFPMs) in the Ghanaian construction industry


Agyekum K., Amos-Abanyie S., Kumah V. M. A., Kukah A. S. K., Salgın B.

ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT, vol.31, no.1, pp.200-226, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ecam-03-2022-0283
  • Journal Name: ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, ICONDA Bibliographic, Index Islamicus, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-226
  • Keywords: Females, Project managers, Career progression, Construction, Construction projects, Project management careers, Ghana, BOUNDARYLESS CAREER, WOMEN, SUCCESS, GENDER, ORGANIZATIONS, ADVANCEMENT, PERCEPTIONS, CHALLENGES, WORKING, GAP
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose - There are significantly fewer women than men in managerial positions, mainly project management. This problem is noticeable in the construction and engineering sectors, traditionally male-dominated industries with leadership much dependent on masculine qualities. This study examines the obstacles to the career progression of professional female project managers (PFPMs) in the Ghanaian construction industry.