Gender and organization: Toward a differentiated understanding

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Gender and organization : Toward a differentiated understanding. / Alvesson, Mats; Billing, Yvonne D.

I: Organization Studies, Vol. 13, Nr. 1, 1992, s. 73-103.

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T1 - Gender and organization

T2 - Organization Studies

AU - Alvesson, Mats

AU - Billing, Yvonne D.

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - This paper treats a number of issues within the area of gender and organization. Alternative approaches are discussed — from comparing groups of women and men in organizations to using gender as a metaphor for illuminating the character of organizations. The limitations of generalizations on the relationship between gender and organizations are indicated. Instead of advocating a unitary feminine view and making just one case against male-domination and discrimination in organizations, differences between groups of women and a multiplicity of forms of masculinity in working life are suggested. In order to better understand gender bias and conflicts in organizations, a differentiated understanding of gender/ organization relations is suggested, based on an organizational symbolism approach.

AB - This paper treats a number of issues within the area of gender and organization. Alternative approaches are discussed — from comparing groups of women and men in organizations to using gender as a metaphor for illuminating the character of organizations. The limitations of generalizations on the relationship between gender and organizations are indicated. Instead of advocating a unitary feminine view and making just one case against male-domination and discrimination in organizations, differences between groups of women and a multiplicity of forms of masculinity in working life are suggested. In order to better understand gender bias and conflicts in organizations, a differentiated understanding of gender/ organization relations is suggested, based on an organizational symbolism approach.

U2 - 10.1177/017084069201300107

DO - 10.1177/017084069201300107

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 73

EP - 103

JO - Organization Studies

JF - Organization Studies

SN - 1741-3044

IS - 1

ER -