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Gender in Organizations

Are Men Allies or Adversaries to Women’s Career Advancement? Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Debra A. Major, Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair for Research, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, US
Diversifying the workforce is becoming increasingly important, with gender equality being a central feature of overall equality. Men seem to be part of the problem and a necessary part of the solution. This collection ties these themes together in the context of talent management and organizational effectiveness.
Extent: 456 pp
Hardback Price: $165.00 Web: $148.50
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78195 569 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Diversity and Management
  • Gender and Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
Diversifying the workforce is becoming increasingly important, with gender equality being a central feature of overall equality. Men seem to be part of the problem and a necessary part of the solution. This collection ties these themes together in the context of talent management and organizational effectiveness.

Talented women continue to have difficulty advancing their careers in organizations wordwide. Organizations and their cultures were created by men, for men and reflect the wider patriarchal society. As a consequence, some women are disadvantaged and face barriers to advancement. Burke and Major present an examination of men, masculinity and gendered organizational cultures to get both a better understanding of why women have made such slow progress and ways in which men can become allies and champions of women, supporting their advancement and workplace equality.

By taking an unusual approach to the subject of gender equality, this topical book will be a refreshing read for students and academics. It will be of great use to human resource practitioners, managers, policymakers and employers at every level.
‘This rare and insightful compilation brings a unique and relatively understudied perspective to the extant gender in management/leadership literature: the role of men in fostering gender equality. The chapters provide rich discussions of gendered organizational cultures, male privilege, masculinities at work and their consequences, and how men can serve as allies to women’s advancement and development on a number of fronts including redesigning work supports for improved work–life integration, preventing violence against women and girls, dismantling discrimination, and forestalling backlash.’
– Diana Bilimoria, Case Western Reserve University, US

‘A book on gender in organisations usually focuses on women. This one doesn’t. Men and masculinities play centre stage in explaining how women (and sometimes men) are disadvantaged at work. The book does not position men as the bad guys. There are many examples of how men act as allies to women. A novel approach and a welcome addition to gender scholars. A great read!’
– Susan Vinnicombe, OBE, Cranfield University, UK and Simmons University, US
Contributors: S. Aziz, R.J. Burke, S. Caleo, S.S. Case, D.L. Collinson, M. Flood, J. Hearn, M.E. Heilman, E. Kelen, R.F. Levant, M.L. Litano, M. Maier, D.A. Major, C.A. Moss-Racusin, D.P. Myers, H.-H.D. Nguyen, M. Otterman, J. Prime, T.J. Rankin, B.A. Richley, S. Rutherford, L. Salib, R. Simpson, V.N. Streets, B. Uhrich
Contents:

PART I: MEN SUPPORTING WOMEN-SETTING THE STAGE
1. Advancing Women’s Careers: Why Men Matter
Ronald J. Burke and Debra A. Major

PART II: MASCULINITY AND ITS DISCONTENTS
2. The Gender Role Socialization of Boys to Men
Ronald F. Levant and Thomas J. Rankin

3. Taking the Obvious Apart: Critical Approaches to Men, Masculinities and the Gendered Dynamics of Leadership
David L. Collinson and Jeff Hearn

4. The Imperative for Servant Leadership: Reflections on the (Enduring) Dysfunctions of Corporate Masculinity
Mark Maier

5. Relations, Emotions and Differences: Re-gendering Emotional Labor in the Context of Men Doing Care
Ruth Simpson

6. Men, Masculinity, Well-being and Health
Ronald J. Burke

7. The Causes and Consequences of Workaholism
Shahnaz Aziz and Benjamin Uhrich

PART III: GENDERED ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES AND MALE PRIVILEGE
8. Gendered Organizational Cultures, Structures and Processes: The Cultural Exclusion of Women in Organizations
Sarah Rutherford

9. Is This a Man’s World? Obstacles to Women’s Success in Male-typed Domains
Suzette Caleo and Madeline E. Heilman

10. Unspeakable Masculinities in Business Schools
Elisabeth Kelan

11. Male Backlash: Penalties for Men Who Violate Gender Stereotypes
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin

12. Stereotype Threat Impacts on Women in the Workforce
Valerie N. Streets and Hannah-Hanh D. Nguyen

13. .Barriers to Women in Science: Examining the Interplay between Individual and Gendered Institutional Research Cultures on Women Scientists Desired Futures
Susan Schick Case and Bonnie A. Richley

14. Individual, Organizational and Societal Backlash Against Women
Ronald J. Burke

PART IV: MEN AS ALLIES: SIGNS OF PROGRESS
15. How Can Men and Women be Allies in Achieving Work–Family Balance? The Role of Coping in Facilitating Positive Crossover
Michael L. Litano, Dante P. Myers and Debra A. Major

16. Engaging Men through Inclusive Leadership
Jeanine Prime, Mike Otterman and Liz Salib

17. Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls
Michael Flood