The Glass Ceiling Facing Women Leaders in Thai Higher Education

  • Prompilai Buasuwan
  • Ratikorn Niyamajan
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


Women’s underrepresentation in senior management in higher education institutions is found in many countries, especially in Asia Pacific region. Although in Thailand women participation in higher education is higher than men and that there are more females in academia than men, it is more common to find men than women in high-ranking positions of higher education institutions. Also literatures suggest that there is a relationship between gender and leadership behavior. This chapter investigates women and leadership in Thai higher education by addressing the following: (1) state of women in senior management in Thai higher education, (2) leadership styles and skills required for effective management in higher education, (3) challenges of women in leadership position, and (4) propositions for the promotion of women in senior management in Thai higher education.


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  • Prompilai Buasuwan
    • 1
  • Ratikorn Niyamajan
    • 1
  1. 1.Kasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand

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