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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T17:50:33Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T17:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5886
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research study describes the career paths most often taken by currently serving (October 2015) female city managers in Texas. City management career paths can be classified into four categories: Long Servers, Ladder Climbers, Lateral Movers, and Single-City Careerists (Watson & Hassett, 2004a). This study identifies 64 female city managers in Texas, 41 of whom submitted their resumes to be included in this study. A content analysis was performed on their resumes in order to classify their career paths. The “traditional” career path to becoming city manager is ladder climbing; one works her way up in one city and then moves to another city for a more prestigious position, and continues this pattern until becoming city manager. This study’s results indicate that most female city managers in Texas are not Ladder Climbers. Rather, they are classified as Single-City Careerists; they serve in small to medium-sized cities and work their way up in one municipal organization until they obtain the city manager position.en_US
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dc.format.extent96 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectCity managersen_US
dc.subjectCareer pathen_US
dc.subjectSingle-cityen_US
dc.subjectGovernmenten_US
dc.subjectPublic Administrationen_US
dc.titleFemale City Managers in Texas: A Content Analysis of Resumes to Identify Successful Career Path Trendsen_US
txstate.publication.titleApplied Research Projects, Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFarmer, Jayce
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReyes, Stephanie


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