IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(6): 793-798 ISSN: 2010-0248

The Formation of Networks for Career Continuation: Examination of a Survey of Female Physicians

Asako Takada and Eri Yokota

Abstract—Because of the shortage of physicians in Japan, returning to work of female physicians is highly desirable. We find that the importance of building physician’s professional networks for the female physicians to return to the hospital and continue to work. It will also likely be important for female physicians to adopt an attitude of freely discussing their circumstances within the network. Networks between physicians are closed, bonding relationships based on mutual assistance.

Index Terms—Female physicians, hospital management, human networks, professional career.

Asako Takada is with Hosei Business School of Innovation Management (e-mail: atakada@hosei.ac.jp).
Eri Yokota is with Keio University, Department of Management and Commerce.

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Cite: Asako Takada and Eri Yokota, "The Formation of Networks for Career Continuation: Examination of a Survey of Female Physicians," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 793-798, 2012.

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