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Road to the Top- Barriers Faced by Women in the Financial Sector in Oman

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Management, Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Rusayl, Muscat, Sultanate of OMAN,
  • 2 Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, the M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 1-6, September,6 (2013)


According to statistics available, women world-wide can be seen joining the workforce in large numbers. The same trend is observed in Oman, where women can be seen working in large numbers in the services sector, especially in the Financial sector. Although they form such a large proportion, almost 50%, of the working population, they still lag behind when it comes to career advancement. This study tries to identify the barriers to career advancement of women in the financial sector in Oman. Some of the statistical tests used are Chi-square and descriptive statistics like Mean and Principal Component Analysis. A definite association was found between the barriers identified and career advancement of women in the financial sector in Oman.


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