Elvitigala, Gayani, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard (2007) The impact of training and development towards women's career in construction: research methodological perspective. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.. (Unpublished)

The UK construction industry has a particularly low participation rate of women, both for those employed in the industry and for those engaged in training. The statistical analyses reveal that women are earning greater numbers professional degrees and entering the labour force; however, these women are not reaching the top corporate management tiers. It has been identified that lack of training has helped to prevent entry of women into the management ranks in many organizations, and to keep women at the lower levels within management. In this context, it is vital to consider the impact of proper training and development (T\&D) towards the women?s career progression in the construction industry. Accordingly, this paper highlights the aspects which will be addressed when designing a feasible research methodology for the study under consideration. The paper illustrates; how the philosophical issues directed the use of case studies as the suitable research approach. Paper will be concluded with a discussion on the importance of case study design in gaining the maximum outcome from the research is also discussed.


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