- 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 10: Power
This chapter analyses the engendered and genderized nature of organizational power, and how this relates centrally to the way organizations are perceived, experienced, managed and theorized. Key concepts which will be analysed include gender, sex and power, men and masculinities and their relevance for organizations; the difficulties and controversies associated with attempting to differentiate gender and sexuality; the importance of, and interconnections between, public and private spheres; internal networks and organizational dynamics; and organizational values, beliefs and identities. Following the exploration of these key concepts, a short illustrative case study dealing with residential child care organizations will be presented.
Continuing Omissions in Contemporary Organizational Literature
Most classic organizational texts and key organizational textbooks written, failed to analyse the significance of gender or the relationships ...