What is it about?

Investigates career choices by female graduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to determine factors that influenced their entry, abandonment or persistence of STEM careers. We conducted interviews to collect Life history narratives from employed citizens and expatriate women (all STEM graduates) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Why is it important?

Insight into career decisions of female STEM graduates impacts on employee recruitment and retention policies within those professions. First study to explore the influence of calling for careers of STEM women working in the Middle East North Africa region. A typology of calling was constructed of influences on the entry, abandonment or persistence of women in a STEM career.


Glad to collaborate on this study with some great women!

Prof Linzi J Kemp
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

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This page is a summary of: Career calling: women STEM graduates in the United Arab Emirates, Gender in Management An International Journal, August 2020, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/gm-11-2019-0205.
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