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No Seat at the Table: How Corporate Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom (Critical America) by [Branson, Douglas M.]
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aAn interesting thesis, and one that makes sense.a - "The New Republic"

"Packed with informative statistics about the presence of women at various levels of corporate governance--as CEOs, executive directors, managers, and in the pipeline." - Nancy Levit, author of "The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law"

"Coming from the pen of a leading thinker in corporate law, this book provides a powerful--if disheartening--explanation for the lack of women on corporate boards. It is provocative, impeccably researched, and compellingly written." - Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Zamparelli Scholar at Boston College Law School

"Professor Branson's book makes an important contribution to the study of women's advancement in the corporate hierarchy, combining startling statistics with well-informed insights. Using a rich pool of sources including linguistic theory, studies of group dynamics, and judicial opinions, Branson illustrates the speed-bumps that may impede a woman's rise to the top." - Jayne W. Barnard, Cutler Professor of Law, The College of William & Mary

aThis book should be read by anyone interested in advancing to the boardrooms in corporate America. . . . Branson provides interesting discussions on linguistic differences between males and females as well as gender differences in play, along with their implications for success in business. . . . Branson reveals how corporate governance practices hinder womenas career advancement and suggests strategies women should adopt to succeed in the corporate worlda].Highly recommended.a - "Choice"

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"Coming from the pen of a leading thinker in corporate law, this book provides a powerful -- if disheartening -- explanation for the lack of women on corporate boards. It is provocative, impeccably researched, and compellingly written."
)-(Kent Greenfield), (Professor of Law and Zamparelli Scholar at Boston College Law School)

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"This book should be read by anyone interested in advancing to the boardrooms in corporate America. . . . Branson provides interesting discussions on linguistic differences between males and females as well as gender differences in play, along with their implications for success in business. . . . Branson reveals how corporate governance practices hinder women's career advancement and suggests strategies women should adopt to succeed in the corporate world . . . Highly recommended."
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"An interesting thesis, and one that makes sense"
)-("The New Republic"), ()

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"Packed with informative statistics about the presence of women at various levels of corporate governance -- as CEOs, executive directors, managers, and in the pipeline."
)-(Nancy Levit), (author of "The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law")

"Packed with informative statistics about the presence of women at various levels of corporate governance -- as CEOs, executive directors, managers, and in the pipeline."
-Nancy Levit, author of "The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law"

"Coming from the pen of a leading thinker in corporate law, this book provides a powerful -- if disheartening -- explanation for the lack of women on corporate boards. It is provocative, impeccably researched, and compellingly written."
-Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Zamparelli Scholar at Boston College Law School

"This book should be read by anyone interested in advancing to the boardrooms in corporate America. . . . Branson provides interesting discussions on linguistic differences between males and females as well as gender differences in play, along with their implications for success in business. . . . Branson reveals how corporate governance practices hinder women's career advancement and suggests strategies women should adopt to succeed in the corporate world . . . Highly recommended."
-"Choice",

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"An interesting thesis, and one that makes sense"
-"The New Republic",

"Ross provides a concise account of the pioneers who integrated pro football in the early part of the century and those who helped reintegrate the game in the era of World War II. It is a heroic yet tragic story ably told. One hopes the book might convince the pro football establishment to honor some of these stalwart athletes and coaches by enshrining them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame."-John M. Carroll, Lamar University, author of "Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement" and "Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football"

"Charles Ross' stellar research clearly demonstrates that the African American struggle for merit and equality not only extends to the playing field but has, in fact, long defined the game of professional football. A must read for students of the game, from casual gridiron enthusiasts to scholars alike."-C. Keith Harrison,

"Informative . . . Ross has opened some important doors."-"American Historical Review",

"An important analysis for all who care about the African American experience in professional sports. Significant not only for the history it tells, but for the questions it raises about race relations in football as an industry and as a United States institution." -Michael E. Lomax,

" offers an interesting recitation of the on-again-off-again participation of blacks in the early years of pro football."-"The Baltimore Sun",

"Professor Branson's book makes an important contribution to the study of women's advancement in the corporate hierarchy, combining startling statistics with well-informed insights. Using a rich pool of sources including linguistic theory, studies of group dynamics, and judicial opinions, Branson illustrates the speed-bumps that may impede a woman's rise to the top."
-Jayne W. Barnard, Cutler Professor of Law, The College of William & Mary

"An interesting thesis, and one that makes sense"
-"The New Republic"

"This book should be read by anyone interested in advancing to the boardrooms in corporate America. . . . Branson provides interesting discussions on linguistic differences between males and females as well as gender differences in play, along with their implications for success in business. . . . Branson reveals how corporate governance practices hinder women's career advancement and suggests strategies women should adopt to succeed in the corporate world . . . Highly recommended."
-"Choice"

Packed with informative statistics about the presence of women at various levels of corporate governance as CEOs, executive directors, managers, and in the pipeline.
-Nancy Levit, author of "The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law""

Coming from the pen of a leading thinker in corporate law, this book provides a powerful if disheartening explanation for the lack of women on corporate boards. It is provocative, impeccably researched, and compellingly written.
-Kent Greenfield, Professor of Law and Zamparelli Scholar at Boston College Law School"

An interesting thesis, and one that makes sense
-"The New Republic""

This book should be read by anyone interested in advancing to the boardrooms in corporate America. . . . Branson provides interesting discussions on linguistic differences between males and females as well as gender differences in play, along with their implications for success in business. . . . Branson reveals how corporate governance practices hinder women s career advancement and suggests strategies women should adopt to succeed in the corporate world . . . Highly recommended.
-"Choice""

Professor Branson's book makes an important contribution to the study of women's advancement in the corporate hierarchy, combining startling statistics with well-informed insights. Using a rich pool of sources including linguistic theory, studies of group dynamics, and judicial opinions, Branson illustrates the speed-bumps that may impede a woman's rise to the top.
-Jayne W. Barnard, Cutler Professor of Law, The College of William & Mary"

About the Author

Douglas M. Branson is W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His publications include Questions and Answers: Business Associations Understanding Corporate Law and Corporate Governance.


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  • Publisher: NYU Press (1 Dec. 2006)
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and thought provoking look at an important social issue 10 Jun. 2007
By Janet Ainsworth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Corporate America has historically been a man's world. It has been a commonplace assumption that, as increasing numbers of women with the educational and professional skills needed to succeed in business began to climb the corporate ladder, women would inevitably assume their rightful share of high level positions in corporations. As this book demonstrates,this optimistic assumption has turned out to be untrue. Branson documents the continuing absence of women today in important positions in the corporate world, and then analyzes the reasons why this is still happening. He points both to legal rules and corporal cultural practices and policies that make it challenging for women to succeed at the highest level of corporate governance. In addition, he examines the social and cultural criteria that determine who will be seen as effective executives and who will not--criteria that make many women appear to be less qualified managers than they truly are. Branson suggests that changes in corporate culture and policies will be needed if American business is to successfully tap this underutilized talent pool. In a globalized world of increased competition, American business is ill-served by failing to maximize the contribution of this segment of the corporate work force.
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