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A Blinding Lack of Progress: Management Rhetoric and Affirmative Action

Ainsworth, Susan; Knox, Angela; O'Flynn, Janine


In this study we explore how versions of organizational reality and gender are constructed in management discourse and whether such patterns change over time. Specifically, we examine management explanations and accounts of the gendered nature of their organizations through their commentaries on their affirmative action programmes. In Australia private sector organizations with 100 or more employees are required to report to government on their affirmative action programmes for women. In these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Gender, Work and Organization
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2009.00479.x


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