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Gary N. Powell

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 17: Reflections on the Glass Ceiling: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

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Reflections on the Glass Ceiling: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
Reflections on the glass ceiling: Recent trends and future prospects
Gary N.Powell

Numerous articles, books, and book chapters have reviewed the status of women in the workplace in general and in the managerial ranks of organizations in particular. Dipboye (1987) listed nine reviews that had appeared since 1974 (e.g., Bass, 1981; Kanter, 1977a; Larwood & Wood, 1977; Nieva & Gutek, 1981; O'Leary, 1974). Dipboye's list was not exhaustive; among others, it omitted reviews by Bartol (1978) and Riger and Galligan (1980). Since Dipboye's 1987 review, over a dozen reviews have appeared (e.g., Alvesson & Billing, 1997; Blau, Ferber, & Winkler, 1998; Burke & McKeen, 1992; Cahoon & Ramsey, 1993; Collinson, Knights, & Collinson, 1990; Davidson & Burke, ...

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