Gendered observations and experiences in executive women's work

Murray, Peter A. and Syed, Jawad (2010) Gendered observations and experiences in executive women's work. Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (3). pp. 277-293. ISSN 0954-5395


This article explores gendered observations and experiences of executive women on the basis of common world views or lenses through which gender differences are interpreted and understood. Three types of lenses are identified from both the literature and the data: monocultural, statistical and structural. The discussion explores the relationships and ties between each lens noting the overlapping characteristics.
A qualitative study is used to index the various themes and the coping strategies employed by executive women in Australia based on specific work experiences in leadership and gender relations. The study adds to existing gender theory by highlighting how gendered lenses can be used to explore gender hierarchies and inequality regimes which lie at the centre of executive women’s work.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 11:35
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 05:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender inequality; executive women; women's work; gender differences
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170105 Gender Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940599 Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00113.x

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