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Gender and organization : Toward a differentiated understanding

Alvesson, Mats LU and Billing, Yvonne D. (1992) In Organization Studies 13(1). p.73-103
Abstract
This paper treats a number of issues within the area of gender and organization. Alternative approaches are discussed — from comparing groups of women and men in organizations to using gender as a metaphor for illuminating the character of organizations. The limitations of generalizations on the relationship between gender and organizations are indicated. Instead of advocating a unitary feminine view and making just one case against male-domination and discrimination in organizations, differences between groups of women and a multiplicity of forms of masculinity in working life are suggested. In order to better understand gender bias and conflicts in organizations, a differentiated understanding of gender/ organization relations is... (More)
This paper treats a number of issues within the area of gender and organization. Alternative approaches are discussed — from comparing groups of women and men in organizations to using gender as a metaphor for illuminating the character of organizations. The limitations of generalizations on the relationship between gender and organizations are indicated. Instead of advocating a unitary feminine view and making just one case against male-domination and discrimination in organizations, differences between groups of women and a multiplicity of forms of masculinity in working life are suggested. In order to better understand gender bias and conflicts in organizations, a differentiated understanding of gender/ organization relations is suggested, based on an organizational symbolism approach. (Less)
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10.1177/017084069201300107
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  author       = {Alvesson, Mats and Billing, Yvonne D.},
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  series       = {Organization Studies},
  title        = {Gender and organization : Toward a differentiated understanding},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/017084069201300107},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {1992},
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