Handbook of Gender and Work

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Gary N. Powell
SAGE Publications, Jul 29, 1999 - Business & Economics - 676 pages
`The structure of the book does mean chapters or sections can be read in isolation, and discrete themes investigated using the indexes. This is where it succeeds as a reference work for scholars. At the same time there is much readable material for those with a general interest in the subject' - Career Guidance

The Handbook of Gender and Work is a comprehensive synthesis of current literature and knowledge regarding gender in organizations.

A multinational group of leading scholars and researchers from across the disciplines examines the influence of gender (on its own and with other factors) on the conduct of work and the roles and experience of people in the workplace.

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Chapter 1 Sex and Gender in the New Millennium
Attending to Race and Ethnicity
Part II The Economic and Societal Context
Chapter 3 Gender and the Changing Nature of Work
Chapter 4 Gender and Service Delivery
Dimensions and Dilemmas of Corporate Masculinity
Trends Explanations and Prospects
Prospects for the 21st Century
Present Experiences and Emerging Trends
Recent Trends and Future Prospects
A Review and Research Agenda for the Next Decade
Approaching a New Millennium
Current Status and Future Directions
Chapter 21 Stress and the Working Woman
Part V Organizational Initiatives
History Effects and Attitudes

Part III Organizational Group and Interpersonal Processes
When and How Does It Occur?
Chapter 9 Gender Influences on Performance Evaluations
Theories Evidence and Issues
Chapter 11 Gender Effects on Social Influence and Emergent Leadership
Do Three Decades of Research Tell Us Anything?
Women of Influence
Reviewing Two Decades of Research
Something to Talk about
Part IV Careers and the Quality of Life
Chapter 23 Impacts of Diversity and WorkLife Initiatives in Organizations
Part VI Conducting Future Research
Chapter 24 Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on Gender in Organizations
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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Gary N. Powell, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, and Distinguished Scholar at Lancaster University Management School in Lancaster, UK. He is author of Women and Men in Management (5th ed.), Making Work and Family Work: From Hard Choices to Smart Choices, and Managing a Diverse Workforce: Learning Activities (3rd ed.), and the editor of Handbook of Gender and Work. He is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family 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 has received the University of Connecticut President’s Award for Promoting Multiculturalism. He is also the recipient of the Ellen Galinsky Generative Research Award from the Work and Family Researchers Network.

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 120 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Human Relations; contributed over 25 chapters to edited volumes; and presented over 160 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, and as Editor of a Special Issue of Academy of Management Review on work-life theory.

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, AllState, 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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