This book explores the gendered nature of leadership and management. The contributors analyse issues such as management development and therapeutic cultures, expectations placed on women in the workplace, managing maternity and the gendered nature of workplace mistakes. The position of women in various sectors and areas of the politico-economic landscape is also considered - topics discussed include:
* women in the boardroom
* women in the small to medium size enterprise sector
* support for female entrepreneurs
* gender in the public sector
* gender and the management of the European Commission.
The book concludes by stating the business case for greater female representation in leadership and management, outlining some of the nuances in changing gender identities, and positioning the content within current macro political developments. As such, it will strongly appeal to academics and researchers in gender studies, policy studies, social science, business and management. Practitioners and consultants in the equal opportunities field will also find much to interest them in this book.
Edited by Duncan McTavish, Senior Lecturer and Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK
Contents: Preface Zoe van Zwanenberg Introduction: Women in Leadership and Management: Progress Thus Far? Karen Miller PART I: ISSUES, DEBATES AND PERSPECTIVES 1. Exploring Gendered Leadership James Collins and Val Singh 2. Challenging Gendered Leadership and Management Education Sharon Mavin, Patricia Bryans and Teresa Waring 3. Gendered Leadership and Management Development: Therapeutic Cultures at Work Elaine Swan 4. Expectations of Women in Leadership and Management - Advancement through Solidarity? Sharon Mavin 5. Managing Maternity Caroline Gatrell 6. The Gendered Nature of Workplace Mistakes Patricia Bryans PART II: BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SECTOR DIMENSIONS 7. Opening the Boardroom Doors to Women Directors Val Singh and Susan Vinnicombe 8. The Smaller Business Context: A Conducive Environment for Women in Management? Susan M. Ogden and Gillian A. Maxwell 9. Female Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities - The Case for Online Coaching Sandra Fielden and Carrianne Hunt 10. Gender and Public Management: Education and Health Sectors Duncan McTavish, Karen Miller and Robert Pyper 11. Gender and Management in the European Commission Ann Stevens and Roger Levy Conclusion: Key Debates and Responses: Business, Societal and Policy Contexts Duncan McTavish Index