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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

HRMG374-16T (HAM) - Women and Management (2016)

Introduction

Credit points

20.00

Calendar description

A study of issues relating to women and management: language, the law, work, equal employment opportunity, women as managers, and career development.

Handbook description

This paper examines women's organisational experiences and employment outcomes. Women make up approximately half of the labour force; yet their organisational experiences, and employment and career outcomes continue to differ significantly from men's. The focus of this paper is threefold. First, we explore the relationship between women's unpaid and paid work. Second, we explore and problematise women's labour market outcomes in terms of the jobs they occupy, their pay, and their slow advancement to senior managerial levels. Third, we review and critique developments in legislative and organisational policies aimed at redressing these disparate organisational outcomes. The overriding aim of this paper is to critique contemporary research on gendered organisational processes and practices, and to empower students to develop personal and organisational strategies to overcome gendered inequities in employment.

Extended Information

This paper examines women's organisational experiences and employment outcomes. Women make up approximately half of the labour force; yet their organisational experiences, and employment and career outcomes continue to differ significantly from men's. The focus of this paper is threefold. First, we explore the relationship between women's unpaid and paid work. Second, we explore and problematise women's labour market outcomes in terms of the jobs they occupy, their pay, and their slow advancement to senior managerial levels. Third, we review and critique developments in legislative and organisational policies aimed at redressing these disparate organisational outcomes. The overriding aim of this paper is to critique contemporary research on gendered organisational processes and practices, and to empower students to develop personal and organisational strategies to overcome gendered inequities in employment.