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Hansatit, P 2014, 'A study on gender inequality in Thailand : career experience of Thai female managers', DBA thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Gender inequality is a key feminist issue. Very little research has discussed gender inequality in Asian countries, especially in Thailand, and this study attempts to fill the gap. The purpose of this research study was to evaluate whether there exists an inequality between Thai women and men, and then investigate the actual experiences of Thai female managers in Thai workplaces across Bangkok, Thailand. The results showed that many had succeeded due to their own performance and effort. The participants indicated that work was central to their lives and that any interruptions to paid work were mostly of short duration. Nevertheless, the women’s participation in management structures at all levels was problematic.