4 Communication, Power, and Paradoxes For Women Organizations influence every aspect of an individual's life. Schools, churches, businesses, governmental agencies — all are organizations that profoundly affect our everyday lives.
Author: Beth Haslett
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides a general overview of barriers to women's advancement in organizations, especially those subtle barriers created by unconscious bias in evaluating women's work and misunderstanding differences in the communication and managerial styles of men and women. The book is based on the fact that women and men face two different work worlds- even if their organizational positions are identical- because the basis for evaluating and understanding women's and men's work is different. Separate sections deal with gender expectations and sex-role differences, fostering an understanding of how and why these different expectations occur and their organizational implications; communication and how differences are carried out and reinforced in organizations; and common organizational problems faced by women. Based on social science research, this book provides a better understanding of how gender influences organizational behavior.
Author: Institute of MedicinePublish On: 2006-12-08
Report of a Workshop Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and ...
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Political Science
During the last 40 years, the number of women studying science and engineering (S&E) has increased dramatically. Nevertheless, women do not hold academic faculty positions in numbers that commensurate with their increasing share of the S&E talent pool. The discrepancy exists at both the junior and senior faculty levels. In December 2005, the National Research Council held a workshop to explore these issues. Experts in a number of disciplines met to address what sex-differences research tells us about capability, behavior, career decisions, and achievement; the role of organizational structures and institutional policy; cross-cutting issues of race and ethnicity; key research needs and experimental paradigms and tools; and the ramifications of their research for policy, particularly for evaluating current and potential academic faculty. Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering consists of three elements: an introduction, summaries of panel discussions including public comment sessions, and poster abstracts.
Author: Dr. Natalie MontaguePublish On: 2014-09-14
... senior management as well as middle management may believe this type of behavior is undesirable, and managers may be less likely to guide or support an African American or a Latino woman to progress in the organization.
Author: Dr. Natalie Montague
Category: Business & Economics
Inquiry implies that although women have evolved in their depiction in organizational and leadership management positions and roles, especially in three different North Carolina State governmental agencies, they are still subject to gender inequality (Cohen & Huffman, 2003; Gazso, 2004;). For African American women, they are further imperiled to race and class inequalities. The purported research is envisioned to investigate and distinguish the distinctive individual and professional interpretations and occurrences of 18 African American women that are in managerial or leadership roles in North Carolina state government working in a White, male-dominated culture. The study will broaden and engage conversations about gender inequality and ascertain whether these African American, working in such an environment and culture, agree in their perceptions of inequalities and how it correlates to the low representation in managerial and leadership positions within their respective organizations.
Townswomen councillors and magistrates have been and are numerous and mayors and lord mayors are not scarce . ... Michael Leslie , when editor of The Townswoman , threw down precisely this challenge to the Organization Woman : ' Without ...
EMILY's List claimed a great deal of credit for this accomplishment, and many of the women elected thanked Malcolm and the organization for its critical support. The election of so many Democratic women in 1992 spurred major changes in ...
Author: Karen O'Connor
Category: Leadership in women
This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience
“emerged in the mid-1960s” and “intertwined” in the 1970s and 1980s but remained “two different organizational modes ... reflecting the history and needs of their members.” This scholarship on the organizational modes of the new women's ...
Author: Barbara Ryan
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
In recent years, identity has come to be seen as a process rather than a fact or deterministic force. Yet, recognizable identity traits continue to draw people together and provide them with a sense of empowering commonality. Although the plasticity afforded identity has freed up rigid definitions and guidelines for affiliation, some believe that nebulous demarcations of identity may deprive women of a solid position from which to effectively contest centers of power. Bringing together articles by well-known authors and theorists such as Audre Lourde, June Jordan, Daphne Patai, Barbara Smith, Marilyn Frye, Shane Phelan, Leila J. Rupp, Hazel Carby, and Adrienne Rich with lesser-known writers and scholars, this broad-based anthology ranges widely from personal narratives to empirical research. The book unpacks issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and age, contributing a mélange of sharp, lively perspectives to current debate. In a postmodern era of feminism, how do women come to identify, organize and mobilize themselves within a complex global network of relationships? Identity Politics in the Women's Movement offers critical examination of the inescapable role of identity in academic and activist feminism and the opportunities, challenges and conflicts identity politics pose.
Understood through this 'organizational' lens, women's relative inferiority can therefore be seen as the outcome and not the cause of their subjugation; situating women as Other constitutes a fundamentally organizational process at both ...
Author: Jenny Helin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.
Summary The scant literature on the effects of female managers on organizational performance suggests that the organizational context is important in enabling organizations to leverage the beneficial aspects of diversity.
Author: Michael A. Hitt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Many strategies fail not because they are improperly formulated but because they are poorly implemented. The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation examines the crucial role of implementation in how business and managerial strategies produce returns. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, leading scholars address governance, resources, human capital, and accounting-based control systems, advancing our understanding of strategy implementation and identifying opportunities for future research on this important process.
Empirical support was provided by Haslam and Ryan (2008) who found that participants were more likely to appoint female candidates to struggling organizations. Women are also more likely than men to view themselves as turnaround experts ...
Author: Karin Klenke
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The 2nd edition of this book, originally published in 2011, captures many significant recent developments and achievements in women’s leadership. Women in virtually every context discussed in the book--politics, sports, business, technology, religion, military and international--have made dramatic gains in attaining leadership roles and positions.
Women's Zionist Organization of America (Hadassah); the organizations of the national religious movement: the Organization of Mizrachi Women and the Mizrachi Women Workers; and the Association of Women for Equal Rights – were urged to ...
Author: Moshe Naor
In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social mobilization of the Israeli population. Social Mobilization in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 focuses on these civilian aspects of the war, the involvement of the Israeli home front in the fighting and the participation of society in the process of mobilization. Israeli civil society organizations played an active and central role in mobilizing the economy for the war effort, mobilizing personnel for military service, for labor and for the emergency services, and in organizing the home front. The function of Israeli society and civil organizations in processes of mobilization, conducted against the background of the end of the British mandate and the establishment of the State of Israel, was one of the principal factors that contributed to the Israeli military victory in the 1948 war. Civilian aspects of the 1948 war have received little attention, despite the opening of the archives in the 1980s. As such, Social Mobilization in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 is an important contribution, particularly for those interested in Israeli History, Jewish History, Middle Eastern History, the Arab-Israeli conflict and War Studies.