About this book
Women in Organisations examines the causes of gender-based inequality at work and provides a wide-ranging gender critique of liberal and radical approaches to organisational equality and of traditional organisational cultures and structures. The book focuses on women's agency as the missing ingredient of much organisational analysis, women's consciousness of gender politics and their own roles as change agents. The book uses research based case-studies of women in organisations and industries including book publishing, retailing and personnel management. The analysis indicates ways in which women acting collectively can play a central role in organisational change, or possibly, even transformation. Thus change and the opportunities and challenges it offers to women and men in work organisations, is revealed as a dynamic shaped both by organisational gender politics and external societal patriarchal structures - social, economic and political.
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