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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.

Working at the Paradigm Shift: Personal Agency, Having a Mind for Change
Working at the paradigm shift: Personal agency, having a mind for change

The challenge for feminism is to find a form of politics which celebrates individual difference and allows it to flower in all its wayward eccentricity. It must appeal to women, not as victims but as intelligent, creative people who are already in control of their lives but would like the chance to make a louder noise, to appear in a brighter light, to multiply their roles in society and to be recognised simply as themselves. Such politics involves a move away from the simple dualistic certainties of models which takes gender, for that matter class or ethnicity, as overriding systems of oppression, ...

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