Eligibility and Barriers to Promotion: A Perspective

  •  Gassim H. Dohal    


Promotion represents an important factor for the employee regardless of his/her position, especially the academic. It is noticeable in our daily life that there are obstacles that limit promotion, and these obstacles are established and organized for in at least some cases by those who are related and have something to do with it. These obstacles are placed in order to avoid many things, including financial burdens and/or social positions that the person in question may obtain. In some cases, the reason may be personal, caused by competition, gender, status, etc. Indeed, the procedure of promotion happens according to protocol frameworks that make the helpless employee accept the fait accompli. When an employee signs and agrees to work, s/he should consent to and accept all frameworks and regulations enacted by employers, whether they are individuals or institutions. There may be unfairness in these regulations that the employee must accept for the sake of having a job. During my search for articles discussing the subject of promotion, especially academic ones, I found very few, and all of them are about promotion in North America, and they depend on accurate information and statistics that I have nothing alike. Due to the lack of references and statistics, I will rely on my experience and background in most of the presentation of this topic. The goal is to attract the attention of those interested individuals and to share my experience with readers.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4741
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-475X
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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