Women and Men in Management / Edition 4

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Overview

This bestselling book provides a comprehensive survey and review of the literature on gender and organizations. Referencing the most recent employment and research data, the book includes arevised introductory chapter that situates the book in the context of workplace issues in the first decade of the 21st century. Topics include employment decisions, work teams, leadership, sexual harassment, workplace romance, career development, and work and family. In a final chapter, Gary N. Powell provides specific research-based strategies for both the individual and the organization to promote an organizational culture of nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusion.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary E. Guy
My students love this book. It is well written, communicates points clearly, and is informative.
Paula Hooper Mayhew
This is by far the most authoritative text on the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412972840
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 251
  • Sales rank: 324,075
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary N. Powell, Ph.D., is Professor of Management, Ackerman Scholar, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. He is author of Women and Men in Management (4th ed.), editor of Handbook of Gender and Work, and author of Managing a Diverse Workforce: Learning Activities (3rd ed.). He is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender and diversity issues in the workplace. His graduate course on women and men in management won an award on innovation in education from the Committee on Equal Opportunity for Women of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He also has won the University of Connecticut School of Business Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (three times) and Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. He has received the University of Connecticut President's Award for Promoting Multiculturalism.

He has served as Chair of the Women in Management (now Gender and Diversity in Organizations) Division of the Academy of Management and received both the Janet Chusmir Service Award for his contributions to the division and the Sage Scholarship Award for his contributions to research on gender in organizations. He has published over 110 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, and Personnel Psychology; contributed over 25 chapters to edited volumes; and presented over 130 papers at professional conferences. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and Eastern Academy of Management. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and as President of the Eastern Academy of Management. He has served on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Academy of Management Executive.

Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, he worked at General Electric, graduating from its Manufacturing Management Program. At GE, he designed and implemented automated project scheduling systems as well as systems for inventory control, materials procurement, and so on. He has provided management training and development for many companies, including Webster Financial Corp., The Hartford Financial Services Group, The Implementation Partners (TIP), GE-Capital, General Signal, Apple Computer, Monroe Auto Equipment, All State, and CIGNA, and has conducted numerous other workshops.He holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and a master's degree in management science from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor's degree in management from MIT.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Belle Rose Ragins
1. Sex, Gender, and Work
On the Psychology of Sex
Sex versus Gender
Dimensions of Diversity
Watching Out for Biases
Organization of the Book
2. Yesterday and Today
Girl Power at School, but Not at the Office
The 20th Century: A Century of Change
A Snapshot of the Present
Looking Forward
3. Becoming Women and Men
Boys Mow Lawns, Girls Do Dishes
Sex Differences
Gender Stereotypes
Gender Identity
Sexism
Nature and Nurture
Gender Socialization
Beyond Gender Stereotypes and Roles
4. Making Employment Decisions (by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell)
Out of Sight Keeps Women in Mind
Self-Selection Decisions
Selection Decisions
Improving Employment Decisions
5. Working in Diverse Teams (by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell)
Lehman Brothers and Sisters
Sex Effects
Sex Similarity Effects
Sex Diversity Effects
The Importance of Situational Factors
Making Mixed-Sex Teams Work
6. Leading People
The Gender and Leadership Wars
Leader Preferences
Leader Stereotypes
Attitudes toward Women as Leaders
Leader Behavior and Effectiveness
Promoting Effective Leadership
7. Dealing with Sexuality in the Workplace
Touching Me, Touching You—at Work
Sexual Harassment
Workplace Romance
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Work
8. Managing the Work-Family Interface
Jennifer’s Story
We Are Family
A Juggling Act
The Meaning of Success
Work-Family Decisions
Being Family-Friendly
Balancing Work and Family
The Rest of Jennifer’s Story
9. Promoting Nondiscrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion
We Love Diversity
Legal Requirements
Business Imperatives
Organizational Actions

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