Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith
    Pages 1-43
  3. Fiona Colgan, Frances Tomlinson
    Pages 44-77
  4. Anne Brockbank, Joanne Traves
    Pages 78-98
  5. Amanda Martin Palmer
    Pages 125-151
  6. Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith
    Pages 152-185
  7. Geraldine Healy, David Kraithman
    Pages 186-211
  8. Sylvia Wyatt, Caroline Langridge
    Pages 212-244
  9. Fiona Colgan, Susan Johnstone, Steve Shaw
    Pages 245-277
  10. Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith
    Pages 278-300
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 301-341

About this book


Women in Organisations examines the causes of gender-based inequality at work and provides a wide-ranging gender critique of liberal and radical approaches to organisational equality and of traditional organisational cultures and structures. The book focuses on women's agency as the missing ingredient of much organisational analysis, women's consciousness of gender politics and their own roles as change agents. The book uses research based case-studies of women in organisations and industries including book publishing, retailing and personnel management. The analysis indicates ways in which women acting collectively can play a central role in organisational change, or possibly, even transformation. Thus change and the opportunities and challenges it offers to women and men in work organisations, is revealed as a dynamic shaped both by organisational gender politics and external societal patriarchal structures - social, economic and political.


gender management organization women

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Ledwith
    • 1
  • Fiona Colgan
    • 2
  1. 1.London UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of North LondonUK

About the editors

SUE LEDWITH is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Business, Oxford Brookes University, where she is also a member of the University's Equal Opportunities Action Group.

FIONA COLGAN is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations and Organisation Studies and the Director of the Centre for Equality Research in Business (CERB) based in the Business School at the University of North London

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