This comprehensive handbook presents specially commissioned original essays on the societal roles and contexts facing women in business and management, the specific career and work-life issues of women in these fields, organizational processes affecting women, and the role of women as leaders in business and management. The essays shed light on the extant structures and practices of society and organizations that constrain or facilitate women's representation, treatment, quality of life, and success.
Despite decades of ongoing inquiry and increasing interest, research on women in business and management remains a specialized field without mainstream acceptance within business and management disciplines. The handbook presents the current state of knowledge about women in business and management and specifies the directions for future research likely to be most constructive for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life, and success of women who work in these fields. It provides the foundations for improved societal and organizational structures, policies, and relational practices affecting all in business and management. Thus, by enhancing the knowledge base that improves the work and life situations of women, it suggests ways to elevate the societal and organizational systems for all.
The handbook will be an essential reference source for recent advances in research and theory, informing both scholars of organization studies, gender, diversity, and feminism; human resource specialists; and educators of and consultants to business organizations and management.
Contents: Introduction; Part I: Societal Roles and Contexts of Women in Business and Management; Part II: Career and Work Life Issues of Women in Business and Management; Part III: Organizational Processes Affecting Women in Business and Management; Part IV: Women as Leaders in Business and Management; Index
Contributors: N.J. Adler, J.E. Beatty, D. Bilimoria, K.A. Bourne, R.J. Burke, M.B. Calás, C.L. Cooper, M.J. Davisdon, L.M. Dunn-Jensen, A.H. Eagly, C. Gatrell, L. Godwin, L.M. Graves, D.T. Hall, M.M. Hopkins, M.C. Johannesen-Schmidt, A.M. Konrad, M. Las Heras, D.A. O Neil, S.K. Piderit, G.N. Powell, V. Singh, L. Smircich, L.K. Stroh, S. Terjesen, S. Vinnicombe, H.M. Woolnough, D.D. Zelechowski