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Cover for Rural women in leadership: positive factors for leadership development.

The study presented in this book was undertaken as a means of ascertaining the key factors facilitating the development and acquisition of leadership skills among women leaders from rural areas of Northern Ireland. Two secondary questions guided the research design. First, what people,...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter identifies the gaps in the sociological literature relevant to the topic of rural women in leadership. It then introduces the research in Northern Ireland that aims to address these gaps in two ways: by providing insight into the developmental processes of rural women...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Situating the study: a review of relevant literature.

This chapter offers an in-depth review of literature germane to the current situation of rural women leaders in Northern Ireland. It opens with a discussion of gender identities, relations and roles from the broad perspective of women's studies, followed by a more narrowly focused discussion on...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introducing the methodology and participants.

This chapter reveals the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of the research on rural women leaders in Northern Ireland presented in this book. It includes the details of the research design and profiles of participants. As a qualitative study, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were the ...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Setting a baseline: case studies.

This chapter presents two case studies of rural women in leadership in Northern Ireland. The two women chosen as case studies were at opposite ends of the leadership spectrum, and provided an in-depth view of two quite dissimilar narratives of leadership development. The first woman (28 years old)...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Listening closely: external, internal and key factors.

This chapter begins with a discussion of external factors (people, organizations and events) in rural women's leadership development in Northern Ireland. Internal factors (individual thought processes and choices) and key factors are discussed subsequently. This chapter utilizes an emphasis on the...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions.

This concluding chapter points out the validity of two important observations regarding positive factors in rural women's leadership development in Northern Ireland: first, that rural women can, and do, enter leadership in spite of the many obstacles they face; and, secondly, that rural women are a ...

Author(s)
McVay, L. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641607)
Type
Book chapter