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  • Annila, Arto; Salthe, Stanley (2010)
  • Salo, Sirpa (2008)
    This is a study of people’s eclectic understanding of illnesses and inconsistence in illness management in a Nepali village called Bholung. The aim of the discussion is to illustrate and explain how the villagers and local healers make cultural sense of their illnesses which are thought to have a supernatural origin. I aim to explain what kinds of personal and socio-cultural meanings the villagers and the village healers give to experiences of being ill – and why. By analysing how the local Hindu culture and society shape the villagers’ ways of seeing and being in the world I aim to explain how these matters contribute to culturally recognised forms of being ill and getting well in Bholung. I did village based research for seven months in 2003. My fieldwork was focused on the village of thirty-five households and some 180 people. My material consists of structured and unstructured, informal interviews and participant observation. I interviewed fourteen villagers of whom five were women. The interviewees were between forty-five and sixty-six years old. Structured direct observation I practiced during healing sessions, daily puja rituals, purification rituals and for example during annual offering rituals. Hindu rules and restrictions and local household rites and rituals influence how the villagers know and understand their holistic cosmology and their hierarchical social system. Also, they influence how the villagers know and experience their own bodies, how they explain and interpret - depending on their personal motives and needs, social pressure and constant socio cultural changes - the causes and consequences of some of their illnesses, and how they further deal with them at the village level. I suggest that the hierarchical Hindu order is constructed and maintained in Bholung household rites and rituals, and in healing rituals, not only because the maintenance of the holistic social system is believed to require such created differences between people and places, but also because the hierarchical order stands for purity, the ideal order of relations and of being related in Bholung.
  • Husu, Liisa; Hearn, Jeff; Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Vanhala, Sinikka (Svenska handelshögskolan, 2010)
    Research Reports
    Leadership and management remain highly gendered. Recent decades have seen a major international growth of studies on gender relations in leadership, organisations and management, in both empirical research and theoretical analysis. The differential relations of women and men to leadership and management are a key question for both theory and practice. Recent research and discussion on the gendering of leadership have been influenced by and have addressed: feminism; recognition of women and women’s situations, experiences and voices in leadership; organisational culture; communication; divisions of labour, hierarchy, power and authority; imagery and symbolism; information technology; sexuality, harassment, bullying and violence in organisations; home-work relations; men and masculinities in leadership; globalisation, transnationalism, intersectionality and post¬¬colonialism – amongst other issues. Having said that, the vast majority of mainstream work on leadership retains little or no gender analysis. In most business schools and other universities the position of gender-explicit work on leadership is still not well established. Leadership through the Gender Lens brings together critical analyses and debates on gender, leadership and management with contributions from 13 countries and five continents. How leadership and management are gendered can mean more gender equal or more gender unequal conditions for women and men. This includes how education and training can contribute to gendered leadership and management. The volume is organised in three main sections, on: careers and leadership; management, hierarchy and leadership: and interventions in leadership.
  • Husu, Liisa; Hearn, Jeff; Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Vanhala, Sinikka (Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation, 2012)
    Research Report - 72
    Leadership without the full participation of women not only excludes women individually and collectively, but is also a huge waste of talent, knowledge and expertise. And crucially, given the current state of society and the world, this aspect of gender inequality is likely to become even more important in the future. NASTA - Women’s Leadership: A Research and Education Development Project was established in 2005 as a national multi-university project mainly and generously funded by Finnish Ministry of Education. The project aims at producing new knowledge and increasing understanding about women’s leadership, as well as promoting women’s leadership through research, development of teaching, and public outreach. NASTA is a joint effort of three Finnish universities – Hanken School of Economics, University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, and the Helsinki School of Economics (now part of Aalto University) – and has been coordinated by Hanken. This report presents research and activities conducted within and around the project. NASTA activities have been many and various. They have examined the position and experiences of women in relation to leadership, management, organisation and work more generally. They have sought new knowledge about gender and leadership, on women leaders’ values, attitudes and behaviour, as well as about values, attitudes and behaviour in relation to women’s leadership. NASTA activities have included teaching, student supervision, research theses, research projects, publishing, networking, seminars, meetings, an international conference, and knowledge transfer into other sectors of society. The first section of the book introduces NASTA joint projects, including web-based teaching material, a survey of gender staffing and teaching on gender in business schools, critical review of previous research literature, and new empirical research. The next section includes research articles on different aspects of gender, leadership and manage¬¬ment from more individual projects conducted by participating researchers and research groups linked to NASTA across the three universities. The final section includes short presentations of other research in progress. The appendix lists publications by NASTA members – journal articles, research reports, books, chapters, journal special issues, popular journal articles, magazine articles - and masters, licentiate and doctoral theses that have been produced. These matters of women, leadership and management are not simply academic concerns but urgent matters for practice, organisations, management, policy, and society more generally.