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"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."—Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

Gender Inequity and the Need to Study Change
Gender inequity and the need to study change

Organizational gender research is at once plentiful and severely limited. Many organizational gender studies are ‘body counts’ that show where in our societies women have attained positions of power, whether they have been rewarded equally for equivalent paid work, and whether work-family policies and, more importantly, practices have created more gender-, equal allocations of responsibility for childcare, elder care, and housework. A second tradition of gender research has gone beyond the limitations of body counts to document the societal level discourses and the subtle processes of cognition and interaction that reproduce gender inequities at work and at home.

We know far less about how to combat gender inequities successfully. In many ...

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