Gender and Barriers to Women’s Management Career Development in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

Denev, Kehinde Itohan (2021) Gender and Barriers to Women’s Management Career Development in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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This study focuses on determining the barriers that the women working in the Nigerian oil and gas industry may encounter when trying to progress their careers to positions of management within the sector. This issue is an under-researched area in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, and this research proposes to fill this gap in the literature and form a platform for further research into this subject area. The study consisted of the use of quantitative research methodology and qualitative research methodology. Data collection techniques adopted were semi-structured questionnaires complemented by face-to-face and group interviews respectively; methodology leading to triangulation. Participants were both males and females in the industry, within management and non-management levels in different departments of selected Nigerian multinational oil and gas companies, as well as Nigerian oil and gas servicing contractor companies. The results of this research study indicate that the organisational culture of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, its criteria for management promotions, the country’s national culture, and the expectations from woman within the family set up, stand as barriers to women’s management career development in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Pseudonyms of respondents have been provided to present the findings of this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 14:37
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 16:02

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