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Managing Like a Man: Women and Men in Corporate Management (Hardback)

Judy Wajcman

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ISBN 10: 074561759X / ISBN 13: 9780745617596
Edité par Polity Press, United Kingdom, 1998
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Why cana t a man be more like a woman? seems to be the catchcry of modern management gurus. They claim to be revaluing feminine soft skills as qualities necessary for corporate success. This book looks behind the rhetoric and investigates the gender relations of senior management in a post--equal opportunities world. The proportion of women managers has risen dramatically in the last twenty years, yet there are still very few women getting to the top . Based on a major study of five multinational corporations with model equality policies, this book takes a critical look at womena s and mena s experience in a changing corporate climate. Wajcman brings to bear feminist theories on equality and difference in employment, together with organisational analysis, in her assessment of whether women really do bring a distinct feminine style of management to tomorrowa s organisations. The main focus is on the process of masculine organizational culture that sexualizes women and excludes them from senior management. But how comfortable are men with the masculinity of management? This book presents fascinating material on the private lives of managers and looks at the interconnections between home and work for men as well as women. The author reveals how relations between the sexes are negotiated in the corridors of power and at the kitchen sink. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in the fields of sociology, gender studies and management. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780745617596

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Titre : Managing Like a Man: Women and Men in ...

Éditeur : Polity Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"Why can’t a man be more like a woman?" seems to be the catchphrase of modern management gurus. They claim to be revaluing feminine "soft" skills as qualities necessary for corporate success. This book looks behind the rhetoric and investigates the gender relations of senior management in a post–equal opportunities world.

The proportion of women managers has risen dramatically in the last twenty years, yet there are still very few women getting to the top. Based on a major study of five multinational corporations with model equality policies, this book takes a critical look at women's and men's experience in a changing corporate climate. Wajcman brings to bear feminist theories on equality and difference in employment, together with organizational analysis, in her assessment of whether women really do bring a distinct feminine style of management to tomorrow’s organizations. The main focus is on the processes of masculine organizational culture that sexualize women and exclude them from senior management.

But how comfortable are men with the masculinity of management? This book presents fascinating material on the private lives of managers and looks at the interconnections between home and work for men as well as women. The author reveals how relations between the sexes are negotiated in the corridors of power and at the kitchen sink.

About the Author:

Judy Wajcman is Professor of Sociology at The Australian National University and the author of Feminism Confronts Technology (Penn State, 1991).

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