Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(2), pp. 91-97, February, 2013         
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Women and human capital – the Brunei Darussalam perspective

Prof. Dr. K. C. Patrick Low *1 and Associate Prof. Dr. Hajah Zohrah Binti Haji Sulaiman2

*1Ph.D. and Chartered Marketer, Certified MBTI Administrator and Certified Behavioral Consultant/ Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Professor of Management and Marketing/ Associate, University of South Australia

2Deputy Vice Chancellor, University Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE1410, Brunei

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Received January 15, 2013; Accepted February 24, 2013


This paper examines various ways and key practices in which women may be sidelined – intentionally or unintentionally and/or that their potential is not fully tapped. It next examines the various strategies and cultural-fit ways in which the Bruneian Society and the women-folks can move forward or advance their position. Overall, there has, in fact, been a rising status of women in Brunei. Highlighted in this paper are several key strategies, and these can include having work and family/life balance, and networking. 

Keywords: Women, Brunei Darussalam, role model, strategies to advance women; work-life balance, humaneness, warmth, mother leadership, feminine touch.

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