Examine the evolving roles and experiences of women and men in the global workplace.
In the Fifth Edition of Women and Men in Management, author Gary N. Powell provides a comprehensive survey and review of the literature on gender and organizations. This new edition is more intersectional than ever with expanded coverage of how race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, and generational differences intersect with gender in the workplace. Packed with the latest statistics, research, and examples, the text explores important issues like the gender pay gap, stereotypes and biases, sexual harassment in the workplace, work-life balance, and practical strategies for creating inclusive cultures.
New to this Edition
- Includes references to nearly 1,000 sources to reflect the growing of research since the last edition from 2010.
- Includes the latest research and statistics on a wide range of important issues like labor force participation, educational attainment, occupational attainment, and more.
- Public events and trends since the last edition, such as increased public attention to rampant sexual harassment by corporate executives, have been incorporated.
- New attention is devoted to issues such as the effect of social media on gender socialization and how tech companies lose women of color during the hiring process.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Sex, Gender, and Work
On the Psychology of Sex
Sex and Gender
Dimensions of Diversity
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Watching out for Biases
Organization of the Book
Chapter 2. Yesterday and Today
Girl Power at School but Not at the Office
Society Prior to the 20th Century
The 20th Century: A Century of Change
The First Half
The Second Half
The 21st Century so Far: A Snapshot of the Present
The Sex Segregation of Occupations
The Sex Gap in Earnings
Chapter 3. Becoming Women and Men
Gender Wars in the Children’s Aisle
Children’s Interests and Activities
Adults’ Social Behavior
Sexism and Racism
Nature and Nurture
Beyond Gender Stereotypes and Roles
Limitations of Gender Stereotypes
Limitations of Gender Roles
Chapter 4. Making Employment Decisions by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell
How High-Tech Companies Lose Women of Color during the Hiring Process
How and When Does Sex Discrimination Occur?
Who Discriminates Against Whom?
Reactions to Jobs
Reactions to Organizations
Job Search Behavior
Improving Employment Decisions
Improving Self-Selection Decisions
Improving Selection Decisions
Chapter 5. Working in Diverse Teams by Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell
Sex Diversity in the Lab
Sex Similarity Effects
Sex Diversity Effects
The Importance of Situational Factors
Making Mixed-Sex Teams Work
Proactive Organizations and Team Leaders
Responsible Team Members
Chapter 6. Leading People
Why Women Aren’t CEOs According to Women Who Almost Were
Linkages of Leadership Theories to Gender Stereotypes
Sex Differences in Leader Behavior and Effectiveness
Promoting Effective Leadership
Chapter 7. Dealing With Sexually Oriented Behavior in the Workplace
They Won’t Believe You Anyway—They’re Too Busy With Bro Talk
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Work
A Personal Postscript
Chapter 8. Managing the Work-Family Interface
Millennials See Paternity Leave as a Priority
What Does it Mean to be “Successful”?
We Are Family
A Juggling Act
Work and Family as Enemies
Work and Family as Allies
Work and Family as Segmented or Integrated
Decision About Whether to Work Part Time or Full Time
Decision About Whether to Start a Business
Decision About Number of Hours to Devote to Job or Business
Decision About Whether to Have a Voluntary Employment Gap or Take a Parental Leave
Decision About Whether to Retire
When Couples Make Work-Family Decisions
Balancing Work and Family
Chapter 9. Promoting Nondiscrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion
We Love Diversity
Why Promote Nondiscrimination?
Comply With Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
Take Affirmative Action
Avoid or Reduce Costs of Discrimination
Why Promote Diversity?
Why Promote Inclusion?
Set and Communicate Goals
Identify and Reward the Right Behavior
Stimulate Employee Involvement
Implement Cultural Change
Conclusions for the Book
About the Author
About the Contributor