The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

Paperback | February 20, 2016

EditorSavita Kumra, Ruth Simpson, Ronald J. Burke

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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the casethat progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Genderin Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review theextensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, andassessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and thechallenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the casethat progress has been made with women parti...

Dr Savita Kumra is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel Business School. Savita completed her doctorate at Cranfield School of Management where she is a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Developing Women Business Leaders. Savita is also International Research Fellow in the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Services at the Said Business School...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Theorizing Gender and Organizations1. Marta Calas, Linda Smircich, Evangelina Holvino: Theorizing Gender-and-Organization: Changing Times, Changing Theories2. Albert Mills, Jean Helms-Mills, Marianne Paludi: Disturbing Thoughts and Gendered Practices: A Discursive View of Feminist Organizational Analysis3. Silvia Gherardi: Organizations as Symbolic Gendered Order4. Heather Hopfl: Was will der Mann?5. Patricia Lewis: Feminism, Post-Feminism and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship6. Karen Lee Ashcraft, Kate Lockwood Harris: Meaning that Matters: An Organization Communication perspective on Gender, Discourse, and Materiality.Part II. Gender in Leadership and Management7. Alice Eagly, Leire Gartzia, Linda L. Carli: Female Advantage Revisited8. Isabel Metz, Carol Kulik: The Rocky Climb: Women's Advancement in Management9. Yvonne du Billing, Mats Alvesson: Leadership: A Matter of Gender?10. Sharon Mavin, Jannine Williams, Gina Grandy: Negative Intra-gender Relations between Women: Friendship, Competition and Female Misogyny11. Gary Powell: Sex, Gender and Leadership: What do Four Decades of Research Tell Us?12. Savita Kumra: Gendered Constructions of Merit and Impression Management within Professional Services FirmsPart III. Gender and Careers13. Debra Major, Val Streets: Gender and Careers: Obstacles and Opportunities14. Susanne Bruckmuller, Michelle Ryan, Floor Rink, Alex Haslam: The Glass Cliff: Examining Why Women Occupy Leadership in Precarious Circumstances15. Yvonne Benschop and Marieke van den Brink: Power and Resistance in Gender Equality Strategies: Comparing Quotas and Small Wins16. Sandra Fielden, Carianne Hunt: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace17. Ron Burke: Organizational Culture, Work Investments, and the Careers of Men: Disadvantages to Women?18. Barbara Bagilhole: Challenging Gender Boundaries: Pressures and Constraints on Women in Non-Traditional OccupationsPart IV. Masculinities in Organizations19. Jeff Hearn: Contextualizing Men, Masculinities, Leadership and Management: Embodied/Virtual, Theory/Practice20. Stephen Whitehead: Masculinities in Management: Hidden, Invisible and Persistent21. Nick Rumens: Masculinity and Sexuality at Work: Incorporating Gay and Bisexual Men's Perspectives22. Ruth Simpson: Doing Gender Differently: Men in Caring Occupations23. David Knights, Marie Tullberg: Masculinity in the Financial Sector24. Janne Tienari, Alexei Koveshnikov: Masculinity in Multinationals