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The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

Group Gender Composition and Work Group Relations: Theories, Evidence, and Issues
Group gender composition and work group relations: Theories, evidence, and issues
Pamela S.Tolbert, Mary E.Graham, and Alice O.Andrews

Prior to the publication of Kanter's seminal Men and Women of the Corporation in 1977, the field of organizational studies exhibited a striking degree of oblivion to the effect of gender relations on work group dynamics (Acker & Van Houten, 1974). This neglect may have been due, in part, to the relatively small proportion of women in the labor force in the first half of the 20th century,1 as well as to high levels of occupational and job segregation, which helped conceal the influence of group gender composition on individual and group behavior. In the postwar years, however, ...

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