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Handbook on Women in Business and Management

Handbook on Women in Business and Management

Elgar original reference

Edited by Diana Bilimoria and Sandy Kristin Piderit

This comprehensive Handbook presents specially commissioned original essays on the societal roles and contexts facing women in business and management, the specific career and work–life issues of women in these fields, organizational processes affecting women, and the role of women as leaders in business and management. The essays shed light on the extant structures and practices of society and organizations that constrain or facilitate women’s representation, treatment, quality of life, and success.

Introduction: Research on Women in Business and Management

Diana Bilimoria and Sandy Kristin Piderit

Subjects: business and management, business leadership, diversity and management, gender and management

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Diana Bilimoria and Sandy Kristin Piderit The purposes of this handbook are to provide a forum for presentation of the current state of knowledge about women in business and management and to specify the directions for future research that will be most constructive for advancing the representation, treatment, quality of life and success of women who work in these fields. In this sense, we hope that the Handbook on Women in Business and Management will serve as a reference for recent advances in research and theory, informing both scholars and those with a general interest in the subject. From the early days of inquiry into women and work (a collation of early research appeared in Larwood et al.’s (1986) Volume 1 of their Women and Work edited series) the topic of women in business and management has continued to garner interest by research scholars. A few specialized academic journals are devoted entirely to this and related topics of gender and work (for example, Equal Opportunities International, Gender, Work and Organization, Sex Roles, Women in Management Review), with special issues of these and other journals (for example, British Journal of Management, Journal of Organization Change Management), past and upcoming, focused on pertinent sub-topics such as women’s career advancement, women and leadership, work–life integration, women corporate directors, and the gendering of work and organization. Within the past two decades, published research on women in business and management has mushroomed; several books and textbooks (for example, Padavic and Reskin, 2002; Parker, 2005;...