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.

Reflections on the Glass Ceiling: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Reflections on the Glass Ceiling: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Reflections on the glass ceiling: Recent trends and future prospects
Gary N.Powell

Numerous articles, books, and book chapters have reviewed the status of women in the workplace in general and in the managerial ranks of organizations in particular. Dipboye (1987) listed nine reviews that had appeared since 1974 (e.g., Bass, 1981; Kanter, 1977a; Larwood & Wood, 1977; Nieva & Gutek, 1981; O'Leary, 1974). Dipboye's list was not exhaustive; among others, it omitted reviews by Bartol (1978) and Riger and Galligan (1980). Since Dipboye's 1987 review, over a dozen reviews have appeared (e.g., Alvesson & Billing, 1997; Blau, Ferber, & Winkler, 1998; Burke & McKeen, 1992; Cahoon & Ramsey, 1993; Collinson, Knights, & Collinson, 1990; Davidson & Burke, ...

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