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This book offers a radical reassessment of organizational forces for change and barriers encountered by the `challenging women' - senior women managers faced with the task of transforming their organizations. Much has been written about women at work, the `glass ceiling' and discriminatory employment practices. This study is seminal in the linkage it makes between gender, innovation and organizational transformation. The book highlights the implications of this for all types of organizations and women managers everywhere.

Management Innovation
Management innovation

Downsizing has resulted in increasing levels of stress, insecurity, lack of trust and decreasing motivation, fun and career opportunities. Survivors are less prepared to initiate new ideas and participate whole heartedly for the good of the company as their own futures are uncertain. This suffest a conflicting scenario from the perspective of generating creativity and innovation in the workplace, this confirming the motivational paradox. (Sahdev and Vinnicombe 1977: 15)

The concept of globalization and the realities of international trade have had a deadening effect on politicians and organizations. However, while there has been vigorous opposition in the UK to the ‘free market’, there is much less debate about the colonized thinking about management systems which appears to be working against the forms of ...

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