Women's career progression in the Las Vegas casino industry: Facilitators and constraints

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This study assessed female senior executives' perceptions of factors influencing women's career progression to top management positions in the Las Vegas casino industry. In the process, the representation of women in senior management positions and in various departments was established. A mail survey was employed to gather data on female senior executives' demographic profile and their perceptions of career facilitators and constraints in the Las Vegas casino industry. Results indicated that hard work, communication and interpersonal skills, job knowledge, and personality were perceived as the most important facilitators for women's progress to top management positions. The "old boys' network," a lack of assertiveness on the part of the women, and male bias and stereotyping represented the highest-ranking constraints on the career advance of women in the industry. The article concludes with the implications of the study and directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-449
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Career development
  • Casinos
  • Female executives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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