Effectiveness of Gender Equality Policies in G20 Parliaments: A Fuzzy Logic Analysis

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34190/icgr.7.1.1996

Keywords:

Institutional theory, decoupling, gender equality, Sustainable Development Goals, fuzzy logic.

Abstract

The institutional theory draws attention to the possibility of decoupling. Decoupling refers to complying with external pressures, organizations can maintain their internal practices without changing them. There is a relative increase in the number of women in parliament in almost all G20 countries on an annual basis. However even though the ratio of women's seats in the national parliament has increased relatively in some countries, our knowledge is limited whether gender equality policies are effectively implemented. Based on the observation about the relative increase in the women seats in the G20 national parliaments, the current study examines whether there is decoupling. The study adopts the quantitative data collection method and analyses the fuzzy logic method. The findings of the study reveal that decoupling may exist in G20 countries even where the human development index is high.

Author Biographies

R. Arzu Kalemci, Çankaya University

  1. Arzu Kalemci is a Professor in the Management Department, at Cankaya University, Turkey. She received the BA Degree in Economics in 1998 from Bilkent University and the PhD Degree in Management and Organization in 2009 from Baskent University. Her research interest includes organizational behavior, organizational theory, social exchange, and business ethic.

Ela Ozkan-Canbolat , Çankırı Karatekin University

Ela Ozkan-Canbolat is a Professor in the Management Department, at Cankiri Karatekin University in Turkey. She received a BA Degree in Economics in 2001 from İhsan Dogramaci Bilkent University and a PhD Degree in Management and Organization in 2008 from Baskent University. Her research interest includes organizational network, evolutionary game theory, competition, and innovation.

Ipek Kalemci-Tuzun

Ipek Kalemci-Tuzun received a PhD Degree in Management from Gazi University. She is a Professor at the Faculty of Commercial Sciences, at Baskent University. She is currently lecturing Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management courses. Her areas of research include human resource management applications and employee behavior, social exchanges in organizations, and social identity theory.

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Published

2024-04-18