- 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 11: Organizational Change
Contemporary literature on the management of organizational change rarely discusses the issue of gender. The absence of gender from most mainstream analyses and discussions of managing change is notable in the light of a number of developments in the study of management and organizations generally. First, the broader disciplinary and theoretical foundations which underpin approaches to the management of organizational change have been subject to critical examination from a gender perspective for some time, resulting in a significant literature focusing on the gendered nature of organization/s and the ways in which they operate and are managed, as well as critiques of the gender bias and gender-blind nature of organizational theory and analysis. Second, many areas of organization behaviour central to understanding the ...