Men and Women of the Corporation / Edition 1

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In this landmark work on corporate power, especially as it relates to women, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the distinguished Harvard management thinker and consultant, shows how the careers and self-images of the managers, professionals, and executives, and also those of the secretaries, wives of managers, and women looking for a way up, are determined by the distribution of power and powerlessness within the corporation. This new edition of her award-winning book has a major new afterward in which the author reviews and analyzes how attitudes and practices within the corporate power structure have changed in the 1990s.
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New York Times Book Review
An ambitious work, stopping at each floor of the corporate structure....Sheds new light on business but this time as a battleground of the sexes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465044542
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 719,855
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, holds the Class of 1960 Chair as professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of eleven books, including When Giants Learn to Dance (1988), which won the Johnson, Smith & Knisely Award for New Perspectives on Executive Leadership, and The Change Masters (1983).
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Table of Contents

Preface to the 1993 Edition
Introduction 3
Pt. I The Players and the Stage
1 Men and Women of the Corporation: The Population 15
2 Industrial Supply Corporation: The Setting 29
Pt. II Roles and Images
3 Managers 47
4 Secretaries 69
5 Wives 104
Pt. III Structures and Processes
6 Opportunity 129
7 Power 164
8 Numbers: Minorities and Majorities 206
Pt. IV Understanding the Action
9 Contributions to Theory: Structural Determinants of Behavior in Organizations 245
10 Contributions to Practice: Organizational Change, Affirmative Action, and the Quality of Work Life 265
Afterword to the 1993 Edition: The View from the 1990s: How the Global Economy Is Reshaping Corporate Power and Careers 289
Appendix I: Field Study Methodology and Sources of Data 331
Appendix II: Some Observations of Women's Leadership in Organizations 339
Notes 344
Bibliography 368
Index 383
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