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The inclusion of female PhD students in academia: A case study of a Swedish university department

Elg, Ulf LU and Jonnergård, Karin LU (2003) In Gender, Work and Organization 10(2). p.154-174
Abstract
The article introduces a framework for understanding women's entry into the academic world and how it interacts with internal departmental structures and practices. It presents three specific strategies applied by a group of women to gain a doctorate and acceptance in their department. Few previous studies have stressed women's strategies to cope with the organizational setting in academia. The article draws on previous research on women in academia and how organizational characteristics influence women's careers. It is based on a case study of a Swedish university department. Sweden is often recognized for creating favourable working conditions for women. Yet the Swedish academic world is very male-dominated at the top and even the medium... (More)
The article introduces a framework for understanding women's entry into the academic world and how it interacts with internal departmental structures and practices. It presents three specific strategies applied by a group of women to gain a doctorate and acceptance in their department. Few previous studies have stressed women's strategies to cope with the organizational setting in academia. The article draws on previous research on women in academia and how organizational characteristics influence women's careers. It is based on a case study of a Swedish university department. Sweden is often recognized for creating favourable working conditions for women. Yet the Swedish academic world is very male-dominated at the top and even the medium level. It is also more common than in many other Western countries that academics stay on at the department where they graduated. Therefore, a PhD is often a first step in a career within that department. (Less)
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gender, academia, entry strategies, workplace inclusion, PhD students
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Gender, Work and Organization
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10
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2
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154 - 174
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1468-0432
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10.1111/1468-0432.00009
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English
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  author       = {Elg, Ulf and Jonnergård, Karin},
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  keyword      = {gender,academia,entry strategies,workplace inclusion,PhD students},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {154--174},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Gender, Work and Organization},
  title        = {The inclusion of female PhD students in academia: A case study of a Swedish university department},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0432.00009},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2003},
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