- Subject index
'Most books on Organizational Behaviour are still gender-free zones. This book however treats gender as it needs to be treated, as a fundamental organizing principle of organization’. Professor Paul Iles, of Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University: Challenging mainstream accounts of organizational behaviour and management, which treat gender as an optional extra, this book demonstrates how it can be an essential organizing principle. Each chapter covers one or more of the principal mainstream topics before deconstructing and critiquing these and suggesting other ways of understanding these issues.
Chapter 1: Organizational Behaviour and Gender
Organizational Behaviour and Gender
Organizational behaviour concerns the interface between the individual, other individuals and groups, and the organization. It has its roots in a number of social science disciplines: psychology contributes to the understanding of individual personality and processes such as perception and attribution; sociology explains phenomena such as roles and groups; and social anthropology offers awareness of organizational culture. Some areas of study borrow from more than one discipline, and additionally from less obvious disciplines such as philosophy and literary criticism.
Many authors, for instance Schein (1996), dislike the term ‘organizational behaviour’, pointing out that it suggests an anthropomorphic view of organizations. Organizations do not behave, although people associated with them demonstrate behaviour. ‘Organization studies’ might be a more ...