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Author Rees, Bronwen.

Title The construction of management : competence and gender issues at work / Bronwen Ann Rees
Published Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, 2003


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Description xvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Ways of thinking about women at work: building a theoretical perspective -- 2. A gendered sense of self -- 3. Interpreting organisational life -- 4. The birth of the competent manager -- 5. Competent organisations -- 6. Competence as discipline -- 7. Writing out gender -- 8. Competence: empowerment rather than control -- 9. Finding a way forward: competence as organisational learning -- 10. Embodying the subject: integrating separation and connection -- App. 1. List of interviews, observations and questions -- App. 2. Analytical tools for textual analysis -- App. 3. List of articles used for analysis of competence discourse
Summary "Despite continuing equal opportunity approaches, women are still significantly under-represented at senior management levels and earn less than male colleagues. The author questions whether competence systems - developed and implemented in the workplace to provide objective measurement of management performance - contribute to, rather than improve, women's disadvantaged position in the workplace." "Drawing together the threads of critical theory, feminism and post-modernism into a new conceptual framework, the book provides an exciting departure from existing methods of analysis and points a new and challenging way forward for future researchers in management." "This book will appeal to scholars of business and management, industrial relations and gender studies as well as business managers and consultants."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and index
Subject Management by objectives -- Great Britain.
Women executives -- Great Britain.
Executive ability -- Great Britain.
Management -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2003049216
ISBN 1843762285