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Women and Men in Management

Fifth Edition


June 2018 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Examine the evolving roles and experiences of women and men in the global workplace.

In the Fifth Edition of Women and Men in Management, author Gary N. Powell provides a comprehensive survey and review of the literature on gender and organizations. This new edition is more intersectional than ever with expanded coverage of how race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, and generational differences intersect with gender in the workplace. Packed with the latest statistics, research, and examples, the text explores important issues like the gender pay gap, stereotypes and biases, sexual harassment in the workplace, work-life balance, and practical strategies for creating inclusive cultures. 

New to this Edition

  • Includes references to nearly 1,000 sources to reflect the growing of research since the last edition from 2010.
  • Includes the latest research and statistics on a wide range of important issues like labor force participation, educational attainment, occupational attainment, and more.
  • Public events and trends since the last edition, such as increased public attention to rampant sexual harassment by corporate executives, have been incorporated.
  • New attention is devoted to issues such as the effect of social media on gender socialization and how tech companies lose women of color during the hiring process. 
     

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1: Sex, Gender, and Work
On the Psychology of Sex

 
Sex and Gender

 
Dimensions of Diversity

 
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

 
Watching out for Biases

 
Organization of the Book

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 2. Yesterday and Today
Girl Power at School but Not at the Office

 
Society Prior to the 20th Century

 
The 20th Century: A Century of Change

 
The First Half

 
The Second Half

 
The 21st Century so Far: A Snapshot of the Present

 
The Sex Segregation of Occupations

 
The Sex Gap in Earnings

 
Looking Forward

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 3. Becoming Women and Men
Gender Wars in the Children’s Aisle

 
Sex Differences

 
Children’s Interests and Activities

 
Adults’ Social Behavior

 
Gender Stereotypes

 
Gender Identity

 
Sexism and Racism

 
Nature and Nurture

 
Gender Socialization

 
Parents

 
Schools

 
Media

 
Beyond Gender Stereotypes and Roles

 
Limitations of Gender Stereotypes

 
Limitations of Gender Roles

 
What’s Next?

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 4. Making Employment Decisions by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell
How High-Tech Companies Lose Women of Color during the Hiring Process

 
Self-Selection Decisions

 
How and When Does Sex Discrimination Occur?

 
Who Discriminates Against Whom?

 
Reactions to Jobs

 
Reactions to Organizations

 
Job Search Behavior

 
Selection Decisions

 
Improving Employment Decisions

 
Improving Self-Selection Decisions

 
Improving Selection Decisions

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 5. Working in Diverse Teams by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell
Sex Diversity in the Lab

 
Sex Effects

 
Sex Similarity Effects

 
Sex Diversity Effects

 
The Importance of Situational Factors

 
Making Mixed-Sex Teams Work

 
Proactive Organizations and Team Leaders

 
Responsible Team Members

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 6. Leading People
Why Women Aren’t CEOs According to Women Who Almost Were

 
Leader Preferences

 
Leader Stereotypes

 
Linkages of Leadership Theories to Gender Stereotypes

 
Sex Differences in Leader Behavior and Effectiveness

 
Glass Ceilings

 
Promoting Effective Leadership

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 7. Dealing With Sexually Oriented Behavior in the Workplace
They Won’t Believe You Anyway—They’re Too Busy With Bro Talk

 
Sexual Harassment

 
Definitions

 
Explanations

 
Experiences

 
Workplace Romance

 
Causes

 
Dynamics

 
Consequences

 
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Work

 
Sexual Harassment

 
Workplace Romance

 
A Personal Postscript

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 8. Managing the Work-Family Interface
Millennials See Paternity Leave as a Priority

 
What Does it Mean to be “Successful”?

 
We Are Family

 
A Juggling Act

 
Work and Family as Enemies

 
Work and Family as Allies

 
Work and Family as Segmented or Integrated

 
Work-Family Decisions

 
Decision About Whether to Work Part Time or Full Time

 
Decision About Whether to Start a Business

 
Decision About Number of Hours to Devote to Job or Business

 
Decision About Whether to Have a Voluntary Employment Gap or Take a Parental Leave

 
Decision About Whether to Retire

 
When Couples Make Work-Family Decisions

 
Being Family-Friendly

 
Family-Friendly Programs

 
Family-Friendly Culture

 
Balancing Work and Family

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 9. Promoting Nondiscrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion
We Love Diversity

 
Why Promote Nondiscrimination?

 
Comply With Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

 
Take Affirmative Action

 
Avoid or Reduce Costs of Discrimination

 
Why Promote Diversity?

 
Why Promote Inclusion?

 
Organizational Actions

 
Set and Communicate Goals

 
Identify and Reward the Right Behavior

 
Stimulate Employee Involvement

 
Educate Employees

 
Implement Cultural Change

 
Conclusions for the Book

 
Notes

 
 
Index
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributor

“This is a must-read for students. The information included in the text relates to everyone who has or will be employed in the private or public sector.”

E. Lynn Addison
Brewton-Parker College

“This is text is exceptionally well-written, provides comprehensive coverage of seminal theoretical and empirical work in the field, and one that students consistently enjoy reading and discussing.”

Heather Odle-Dusseau
Gettysburg College

“In a thorough and compact manner, the author has infused this book with a lot of great content.  He supplements it with statistics that I require students to zero in on in every chapter.” 

Darcelle D. White
Eastern Michigan University

“This is an excellent text for both undergraduate and graduate students with many different majors. It has a good balance of theory and practical guidance, without having a distinct social or political “agenda” as is problematic with a number of texts addressing gender. It is very readable and quite affordable for students covering issues that working men and women will face from the beginning to the end of their careers.” 

Mary-Kathryn Zachary
University of West Georgia
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Includes references to nearly 1,000 sources, ranging from classics in the field to more recent research, to reflect the explosion of research since the last edition from 2010.
  • More intersectional than ever, with expanded coverage of how race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, and generational differences intersect with gender in the workplace.  
  • Includes the latest research and statistics on a wide range of important issues like labor force participation, educational attainment, occupational attainment, managerial advancement, earnings, and more.
  • Public events and trends since the last edition, such as increased public attention to rampant sexual harassment by corporate executives, have been incorporated.
  • New attention is devoted to issues including the effects of social media on gender socialization, sex discrimination by digital algorithms, and more.
  • A fully-updated chapter on Managing the Work-Family Interface explores the complex relationship between work and family as well as strategies for creating more family-friendly organizational cultures. 

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Covers a wide range of topics, including gender stereotypes and biases, employment decisions, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment in the workplace, the work-family interface, and strategies for promoting an organizational culture of nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Provides a comprehensive review of nearly 1000 studies and articles–a body of literature reflecting the continuing growth of research on gender and organizations.  
  • Examines the past, present, and future of women and men in management.
  • Offers practical recommendations for promoting nondiscrimination, inclusion, and diversity.  

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1. Sex, Gender, and Work

Chapter 6. Leading People


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