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Women and Men in Management

Women and Men in Management

Fifth Edition

August 2018 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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. 
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  
Looking Forward  
Chapter 3. Becoming Women and Men
Gender Wars in the Children’s Aisle  
Sex Differences  
Children’s Interests and Activities  
Adults’ Social Behavior  
Gender Stereotypes  
Gender Identity  
Sexism and Racism  
Nature and Nurture  
Gender Socialization  
Beyond Gender Stereotypes and Roles  
Limitations of Gender Stereotypes  
Limitations of Gender Roles  
What’s Next?  
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  
Self-Selection Decisions  
How and When Does Sex Discrimination Occur?  
Who Discriminates Against Whom?  
Reactions to Jobs  
Reactions to Organizations  
Job Search Behavior  
Selection Decisions  
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 Effects  
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  
Leader Preferences  
Leader Stereotypes  
Linkages of Leadership Theories to Gender Stereotypes  
Sex Differences in Leader Behavior and Effectiveness  
Glass Ceilings  
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  
Sexual Harassment  
Workplace Romance  
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Work  
Sexual Harassment  
Workplace Romance  
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  
Work-Family Decisions  
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  
Being Family-Friendly  
Family-Friendly Programs  
Family-Friendly Culture  
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?  
Organizational Actions  
Set and Communicate Goals  
Identify and Reward the Right Behavior  
Stimulate Employee Involvement  
Educate Employees  
Implement Cultural Change  
Conclusions for the Book  
About the Author
About the Contributor

“This is a must-read for students. The information included in the text relates to everyone who has or will be employed in the private or public sector.”

E. Lynn Addison
Brewton-Parker College

“This is text is exceptionally well-written, provides comprehensive coverage of seminal theoretical and empirical work in the field, and one that students consistently enjoy reading and discussing.”

Heather Odle-Dusseau
Gettysburg College

“In a thorough and compact manner, the author has infused this book with a lot of great content.  He supplements it with statistics that I require students to zero in on in every chapter.” 

Darcelle D. White
Eastern Michigan University

“This is an excellent text for both undergraduate and graduate students with many different majors. It has a good balance of theory and practical guidance, without having a distinct social or political “agenda” as is problematic with a number of texts addressing gender. It is very readable and quite affordable for students covering issues that working men and women will face from the beginning to the end of their careers.” 

Mary-Kathryn Zachary
University of West Georgia

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Chapter 1. Sex, Gender, and Work

Chapter 6. Leading People

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ISBN: 9781544327433