Women in the information technology profession: a literature review, synthesis and research agenda

@article{Ahuja2002WomenIT,
  title={Women in the information technology profession: a literature review, synthesis and research agenda},
  author={Manju K. Ahuja},
  journal={European Journal of Information Systems},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={20-34}
}
  • Manju K. Ahuja
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Economics
  • European Journal of Information Systems
Gender differences in IT careers appear to be affecting the competitiveness of companies globally. [] Key Method Social factors include social expectations, work–family conflict and informal networks, while the structural factors are occupational culture, lack of role models and mentors, demographic composition and institutional structures. A proposed research agenda is offered. It is suggested that these social and structural factors as well as their interactions will result in turnover of women in IT.

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