Maguire, Heather (1996) An empirical study of the applicability of the ghetto thesis to secretarial work in Australia and New Zealand. Management Papers, 6 (4). University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 1-31.
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In recent years, innovations in office technology combined with organisational restructuring have demonstrated the potential to alter traditional perceptions of secretarial work as a 'female ghetto' occupation. This paper reports the findings of a study of secretarial work in Australia and New Zealand. The study investigated secretarial work from both labour market and organisational perspectives in order to assess the current status of this type of work. The findings indicate that secretarial work has progressed out of its traditional 'ghetto' status in respect to autonomy, pay and working conditions. However, in respect to promotional opportunities and stereotyped gender attributes, the 'ghettoised' nature of the occupation is still evident.
|Item Type:||Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)|
|Additional Information:||USQ publication.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ghetto thesis; secretarial work; dual labour market|
|Subjects:||350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 359900 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services|
|Depositing User:||Dr Heather Maguire|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2008 05:51|
|Last Modified:||10 Sep 2013 04:36|
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