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Men and women of the corporation

Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss Publisher: Basic Books, 1977.Language: EnglishDescription: xv, 348 p. : Graphs ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0465044522Type of document: BookNote: Includes index/Bibliography: p. [326]-339Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes index/Bibliography: p. [326]-339

Includes bibliographical references and index


PREFACE xi Introduction 3 Part I The Players and the Stage 1. Men and Women o the Corporation: The Population f The numbers of men and women in the administration of corporate bureaucracies; the growth of a "masculine" ethic in management and the "feminization" of clerical work. 15 2. Industrial Supply Corporation: The Setting "Indsco"; its offices; its culture; its people; and its elaborate system of ranks and grades. 29 Part II Roles and Images 3. Managers The forces which lead the men who manage to reproduce themselves in kind; and the reasons for conformity pressures on managers. 47 4. Secretaries The non-bureaucratic aspects of secretarial work as an organizational anomaly; how secretaries are rewarded for behaviors that keep their mobility low. Sources of resistance to change in the job become clear. 69 5. Wives The peculiar position of the wives of management men; the dilemmas confronting corporate wives as their career sequences unfold in parallel to their husbands'; some critical policy questions about organizations and families 104 Part IV Understanding and Action 9. Contributions to T h e o r y : Structural Determinants o f Behavior in Organizations Opportunity, power, and numbers as the elements of an integrated structural theory; how the model enlarges social, psychological, and critical perspectives; why "individual" models fail to answer the "woman question" and underline the need for a structural approach. . 245 10. Contributions to Practice: Organizational Change, Affirmative Action, and the Quality of Work Life Practical policies and programs to enhance opportunity, empower more people, and balance numbers; a cautionary note about barriers to change and limits to change in large organizations; but the need to go ahead with reforms despite limitations. 265 Appendices APPENDIX APPENDIX I: Field Study Methodology and Sources o Data f 11: Some Observations of Women's Leadership in Organizations 21 9 299 NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX 304 326 341

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