Women and Work pp 152-168 | Cite as

Who’s Changing Whom? Women, Management and Work Organisation

  • Jane Skinner
Part of the Women in Society book series


Women remain at the margins of the powerful positions in the world of work, despite a range of formal and informal policy guidelines ‘designed’ to stop discriminatory practices and change traditional attitudes. Contributors to this book have given their own views on the range of reasons for changes in women’s status at work being slow and outcomes, so far, very mixed. Positive specific actions to accelerate change remain vital and much needed, as most of the chapters have stressed.


Work Organisation Positive Action Individual Woman Female Contribution Work Life Span 
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  1. 1.
    In political science literature often called ‘change agents’ and in the current management literature ‘mono-maniacs with missions’.Google Scholar
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    For example, ILO Reports and Projections.Google Scholar
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    The trend towards creating ‘fast tracks’ for ‘high flyers’ appears to be spreading and this may reinforce women’s disadvantages if entry and exit points to this track are based on masculine definitions of leadership abilities.Google Scholar

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© Jane Skinner 1988

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