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Women in Leadership and Management

Edited by the late Duncan McTavish, formerly Senior Lecturer and Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK
This book explores the gendered nature of leadership and management. The contributors analyse issues such as management development and therapeutic cultures, expectations placed on women in the workplace, managing maternity and the gendered nature of workplace mistakes.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: $128.00 Web: $115.20
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84542 646 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Diversity and Management
  • Gender and Management
This book explores the gendered nature of leadership and management. The contributors analyse issues such as management development and therapeutic cultures, expectations placed on women in the workplace, managing maternity and the gendered nature of workplace mistakes. The position of women in various sectors and areas of the politico-economic landscape is also considered – topics discussed include:

• women in the boardroom
• women in the small to medium size enterprise sector
• support for female entrepreneurs
• gender in the public sector
• gender and the management of the European Commission.

The book concludes by stating the business case for greater female representation in leadership and management, outlining some of the nuances in changing gender identities, and positioning the content within current macro political developments. As such, it will strongly appeal to academics and researchers in gender studies, policy studies, social science, business and management. Practitioners and consultants in the equal opportunities field will also find much to interest them in this book.
Contributors: P. Bryans, J. Collins, S. Fielden, C. Gatrell, C. Hunt, R. Levy, S. Mavin, G.A. Maxwell, D. McTavish, K. Miller, S.M. Ogden, R. Pyper, V. Singh, A. Stevens, E. Swan, S. Vinnicombe OBE, Z. van Zwanenberg, T. Waring
Contents:

Preface
Zoë van Zwanenberg

Introduction: Women in Leadership and Management: Progress Thus Far?
Karen Miller

PART I: ISSUES, DEBATES AND PERSPECTIVES
1. Exploring Gendered Leadership
James Collins and Val Singh

2. Challenging Gendered Leadership and Management Education
Sharon Mavin, Patricia Bryans and Teresa Waring

3. Gendered Leadership and Management Development: Therapeutic Cultures at Work
Elaine Swan

4. Expectations of Women in Leadership and Management – Advancement through Solidarity?
Sharon Mavin

5. Managing Maternity
Caroline Gatrell

6. The Gendered Nature of Workplace Mistakes
Patricia Bryans

PART II: BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SECTOR DIMENSIONS
7. Opening the Boardroom Doors to Women Directors
Val Singh and Susan Vinnicombe

8. The Smaller Business Context: A Conducive Environment for Women in Management?
Susan M. Ogden and Gillian A. Maxwell

9. Female Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities – The Case for Online Coaching
Sandra Fielden and Carrianne Hunt

10. Gender and Public Management: Education and Health Sectors
Duncan McTavish, Karen Miller and Robert Pyper

11. Gender and Management in the European Commission
Ann Stevens and Roger Levy

Conclusion: Key Debates and Responses: Business, Societal and Policy Contexts
Duncan McTavish

Index