Leadership through the Gender Lens: Women and Men in Organisations

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Title: Leadership through the Gender Lens: Women and Men in Organisations
Author: Husu, Liisa; Hearn, Jeff; Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Vanhala, Sinikka
Contributor organization: Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation
Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, Företagsledning och organisation
Publisher: Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration
Date: 2010-12-15
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Research Reports ; 71
ISBN: 978 952-232-101-5978-952-232-100-8
ISSN: 0357-5764
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10227/753
Discipline: Management and Organisation
Abstract: 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.
Subject: careers

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