The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

Romantic Relationships in Organizational Settings: Something to Talk about

Romantic Relationships in Organizational Settings: Something to Talk about

Romantic relationships in organizational settings: Something to talk about
Gary N.Powell and SharonFoley

In Bonnie Raitt's popular song “Something to Talk About” (1991), two people who are not at present romantic partners are being talked about as if they were. Romantic relationships in organizational settings are talked about at great length. They are frequently depicted in television shows, movies, and novels. When a public official is involved in a workplace romance, as was U.S. President Bill Clinton with White House intern Monica Lewinsky (Isikoff & Thomas, 1998), the relationship receives an enormous amount of public attention. However, such relationships are rarely talked about in the scholarly literature. The purpose of this chapter is to stimulate talk among scholars ...

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