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Gender in Transnational Knowledge Work

  • Helen Peterson

Part of the Crossroads of Knowledge book series (CROKNOW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Helen Peterson, Minna Salminen-Karlsson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Debra Howcroft, Helen Richardson
    Pages 11-30
  4. Helen Peterson, Minna Salminen-Karlsson, Sunrita Dhar-Bhattacharjee
    Pages 53-78
  5. Smitha Radhakrishnan
    Pages 79-98
  6. Jeff Hearn, Marjut Jyrkinen, Mira Karjalainen, Charlotta Niemistö, Rebecca Piekkari
    Pages 99-118
  7. Yasmin Zaidi, Winifred R. Poster
    Pages 119-140

About this book


This is he first edited book on gender issues in transnational business cooperation concerning knowledge work. This area has so far been researched mainly by organizational theorists, with their background in business studies, finance, communication or sociology, and gender has seldom been taken into account in these studies. This book shows how fruitful a gendered take on issues within this area is, both for a deepened understanding of these organizational issues and for a widened understanding of gender issues. The chapters in the book cover a range of themes from a gender perspective; culture, communication, identity work, structures, organizational change, globalization, mobility, resistance, leadership and management, international business, work life balance, education and labour market, policies and value systems. The chapters also demonstrate the multidisciplinarity within gender research itself and how different perspectives on gender can be combined and developed. They on the social constructionist approach of “doing gender”, feminist organization theory, gendered discourse analysis, techno-feminism, and critical studies on men and masculinities. The book provides insights relevant for some of the relevant debates in business, economics, geography, sociology, and gender and women’s studies. While primarily a research volume, the book is also useful for people who develop and manage transnational business relations.


gender studies transnational IT work offshoring cross-cultural business relations transnational companies outsourcing masculinities women in computer science

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gender in Transnational Knowledge Work
  • Editors Helen Peterson
  • Series Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • Series Abbreviated Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43306-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82785-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43307-3
  • Series ISSN 2197-9634
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9642
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 140
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
    Gender Studies
    Professional & Vocational Education
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