Management, Gender, And Race In The 21st Century / Edition 1

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Management, Gender, and Race in the 21st Century summarizes experiences of specific racial and ethnic minorities and women in leadership positions in U.S. organizations since World War II, with emphasis on the past 10 years. It explores new leadership styles and proposed changes in organizational structure to empower previously disenfranchised groups and presents evidence allowing readers to decide whether it remains "only a matter of time" until women run major corporations. Pay equity, new standards in sexual harassment cases, precedent-setting employment discrimination court decisions, and federal equal employment laws from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to the Family and Medical Leave Act are discussed. This comprehensive work explores possible connections between workplace romance and sexual harassment and presents the latest findings about illegal racial, same-sex, and nonsexual gender harassment. It highlights ways in which landmark cases have reshaped the affirmative action debate and explains what really must be done to manage diversity effectively and why that is crucial. Effects of race- and gender-based socialization and stereotypes on perceptions of candidates' suitability for management are explored, as are issues involving power, organizational politics, and tokenism. An inclusive career planning model incorporating issues women and ethnic minorities face across their lives is presented as is a stress model showing linkages among stressors, perceived stress, and consequences while handling the complexity occurring when one factor is simultaneously a moderating variable and coping mechanism. Trends in developmental relationships, such as mentoring and its alternatives and networking, are presented as are research results on pros and cons of same- versus cross-sex or cross-race mentoring. Though pondering whether work and life should be balanced or integrated may be a luxury to some, this question is addressed as are reasons why it was not discussed until it affected mid- to upp

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761832751
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Foegen Karsten is Professor of Business and Accounting and Coordinator of the Print Distance Program in Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Her previous publications include two books dealing with management and gender and over 20 articles and case studies on various human resource and management topics. Professor Karsten earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgements Part 2 Dedication Chapter 3 1. Race, Gender, Class, and Management: An Introduction Chapter 4 2. Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Management: Overcoming Challenges Chapter 5 3. Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Chapter 6 4. Diversity Management: From Melting Pot to Mosaic Chapter 7 5. Stereotyping and its Impact on Perceptions of Leadership Chapter 8 6. Gender and Race-Based Socialization Processes Chapter 9 7. Power, Politics, Assertiveness, and Tokenism Chapter 10 8. Career Planning: A Model for a Diverse Workforce Chapter 11 9. Mentoring and Networking Processes Chapter 12 10. Work and Life Integration Chapter 13 11. Stress and Managerial Women and Minorities

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