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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

3 - Field Studies of Women in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific

from Part I - Global Perspectives

Summary

Diverse perspectives coming from a diversity of people in the information technology (IT) profession yields benefits both in terms of products and services provided to consumers and in terms of employment opportunities presented to those who would work in this field (Trauth et al., 2006a). In this regard the gender imbalance presents an important challenge to researchers, teachers, and employers. Overcoming the barriers to greater diversity in the field also requires an understanding of the context in which they occur and can be addressed.