Women in Business: Theory, CaseStudies, and Legal Challenges

Women in Business: Theory, CaseStudies, and Legal Challenges

by Martha Reeves
     
 

This book uniquely combines gender theory, case studies, and the legal challenges surrounding the mechanisms of gender discrimination at work. It provides the student with real-life examples from managers (based on interviews with people who experienced discrimination) that help students understand how gender discrimination operates, even when there are legal

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This book uniquely combines gender theory, case studies, and the legal challenges surrounding the mechanisms of gender discrimination at work. It provides the student with real-life examples from managers (based on interviews with people who experienced discrimination) that help students understand how gender discrimination operates, even when there are legal protections against it. At the end of each case study, students are asked to put themselves in the shoes of the individual experiencing the discrimination and ask themselves reflect on how they would handle the situation. Students must examine their own beliefs about gender and work place practices and consider consequences of actions they might take. In addition to the sections of theory, cases, and legal challenges, websites of interest are included student assignments and classroom activities.

Key features include:

  • Engaging case studies embedded in each chapter
  • Legal cases that highlight each chapter and lend credibility to each case study
  • Discussions of international/global situations
  • Suggestions for student assignments/projects

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415778039
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I An Introduction to Gender Equality 1

1 An Introduction to Women in the Workplace 3

2 Occupational Segregation and Gender Discrimination 15

3 Employment Discrimination Law 37

Part II Women in the Workplace 45

4 Career Opportunities: Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion 47

5 Equal Pay 78

6 Networks and Mentors 108

7 Gender and Communication 140

8 Hostile Work Environments and Sexual Harassment 160

Part III Gender Issues: Looking Ahead 191

9 Work-Life Balance 193

10 Women Entrepreneurs: Working Their Way 225

11 Policy and Organizational Practice 247

Notes 271

Bibliography 272

Index 305

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