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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

Teaching Managers about Masculinities: Are You Kidding?
Teaching managers about masculinities: Are you kidding?

It is well accepted that research of gender in organizations needs to encompass analysis of the experiences of men, as well as women. Yet when we turn to teaching managers about gender in organizations there are strong pressures to keep curricula focused on women (Thompson and McGivern, 1995). Masculinities and the way they shape how men manage remain a resisted, if not taboo, subject in teaching. In this article I explore why teaching masculinities is so difficult, particularly for a woman.

Researchers have ably demonstrated the pitfalls of conceptualizing gender within a ‘women in management’ framework (Riger and Galligan, 1980; Calas and Smircich, 1993; Gray, 1994). From approaches dominated by blanket concerns about ...

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