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Women and Men in Management

Fourth Edition


© 2011 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"My students love this book. It is well written, communicates points clearly, and is informative." — Mary E. Guy, University of Colorado Denver

"This is by far the most authoritative text on the subject." — Paula Hooper Mayhew, Fairleigh Dickinson University

This bestseller provides a comprehensive survey and review of the literature on gender in organizations. Referencing the most recent employment and research data, the book covers employment decisions, work teams, leadership, sexual harassment, workplace romance, career development, and work and family. In a final chapter, Gary N. Powell provides specific research-based strategies for both the individual and the organization to promote an organizational culture of nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusion.

New to This Edition

  • Completely revised Chapter 1: A new section titled On the Psychology of Sex situates the book in the context of workplace issues in the first decade of the 21st century
  • Thoroughly updated tables and statistics: One of the book's strengths is the comprehensive coverage and analysis of the latest available employment data
  • Revised chapter-opening vignettes: Making the volume more current, new and additional vignettes enhance the coverage of today's workplace.
  • More emphasis on the global workforce: Chapters carry additional examples as well as more references to international comparisons, such as Chinese family structures in Chapter 8
  • An Instructor Teaching Site: Available at www.sagepub.com/powell4einstr, the instructor materials contain a short-essay test bank, PowerPoint slides, and journal articles organized by chapter to enhance the topical coverage through the latest academic research

This is a core text for gender and management or gender in organizations courses in departments of Business, Management, Public Administration and Policy, Women's Studies, Communication, and Sociology.

 
Foreword - Belle Rose Ragins
 
1. Sex, Gender, and Work
On the Psychology of Sex  
Sex versus Gender  
Dimensions of Diversity  
Watching Out for Biases  
Organization of the Book  
 
2. Yesterday and Today
Girl Power at School, but Not at the Office  
The 20th Century: A Century of Change  
A Snapshot of the Present  
Looking Forward  
 
3. Becoming Women and Men
Boys Mow Lawns, Girls Do Dishes  
Sex Differences  
Gender Stereotypes  
Gender Identity  
Sexism  
Nature and Nurture  
Gender Socialization  
Beyond Gender Stereotypes and Roles  
 
4. Making Employment Decisions (by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell)
Out of Sight Keeps Women in Mind  
Self-Selection Decisions  
Selection Decisions  
Improving Employment Decisions  
5. Working in Diverse Teams (by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell)  
Lehman Brothers and Sisters  
Sex Effects  
Sex Similarity Effects  
Sex Diversity Effects  
The Importance of Situational Factors  
Making Mixed-Sex Teams Work  
 
6. Leading People
The Gender and Leadership Wars  
Leader Preferences  
Leader Stereotypes  
Attitudes toward Women as Leaders  
Leader Behavior and Effectiveness  
Promoting Effective Leadership  
 
7. Dealing with Sexuality in the Workplace
Touching Me, Touching You—at Work  
Sexual Harassment  
Workplace Romance  
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Work  
 
8. Managing the Work-Family Interface
Jennifer’s Story  
We Are Family  
A Juggling Act  
The Meaning of Success  
Work-Family Decisions  
Being Family-Friendly  
Balancing Work and Family  
The Rest of Jennifer’s Story  
 
9. Promoting Nondiscrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion
We Love Diversity  
Legal Requirements  
Business Imperatives  
Organizational Actions  

My students love this book. It is well written, communicates points clearly, and is informative.

Mary E. Guy
University of Colorado Denver

This is by far the most authoritative text on the subject.

Paula Hooper Mayhew
Fairleigh Dickinson University

This is a comprehensive overview of the topics using American research. I supplement with journal articles from a Canadian perspective.

Dr Linda Cohen
Sociology, Memorial Univ of Newfoundland
May 9, 2014

Thorough text full of data supporting all that is said but in a way that will keep interest of those who know nothing of the issues they may soon face. Distinction between world of a girl in school and a so called girl at work was a major chapter to influence my decision. My students need to be prepared for this reality and difference many have never faced.

Dr Darcelle White
School of Technology Studies, Eastern Michigan University
May 4, 2014

This replaced my prior Powell text. I appreciate that the research is more current. Students love this book, easy to read and usable data that applies to life experiences.

Professor Shelle Poole
Sociology Dept, Boise State University
October 27, 2012
Key features
  • Provides a comprehensive review of 900 studies and articles - a body of literature reflecting the continuing explosion of research on gender and organizations in the past 2 decades.
  • Explores the effect of biological sex in the workplace.
  • Examines how individuals' work experiences due to gender are changing over time.
  • Offers concrete recommendations for individuals and organizations to address issues of employment decisions, work teams, leadership, harassment, career development, work and family, and much more.
  • Presents the most current employment and research statistics related to gender in the workplace.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Sex, Gender, and Work

Chapter 6 - Leading People


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ISBN: 9781412972840