The lack of senior women security practitioners in the private security sector, whether it would be beneficial to have more, and how it may be addressed

Myers, Colin (2014) The lack of senior women security practitioners in the private security sector, whether it would be beneficial to have more, and how it may be addressed. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, women account for nearly half of the general workforce and around one-third of all cross-sector management positions. In the private security sector, however, they account for only around one in five of the general workforce and less than one in ten managers. Using responses obtained during semi-structured telephone interviews with eight female and six male senior security practitioners based in the UK, this study examines why there is a lack of senior women security practitioners, whether it would be beneficial for business to have more, and how it can be addressed.
    It revealed that, although women are indeed making inroads and helping security to be an enabler of business, more work is required to ensure the gendered mix of the private security industry reflects the society in which it operates, and realises the rewards that such a mix will bring.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 14:32
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 14:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16883

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