The Construction of Management
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The Construction of Management

Competence and Gender Issues at Work

Brownen Ann Rees

Despite continuing equal opportunity approaches, women are still significantly under-represented at senior management levels and earn less than male colleagues. The author questions whether competence systems – developed and implemented in the workplace to provide objective measurement of management performance – contribute to, rather than improve, women’s disadvantaged position in the workplace.
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Appendix 3: List of articles used for analysis of competence discourse

Brownen Ann Rees


Alderson, S. (1993), ‘Reframing management competence: focusing on the top management team’, Personnel Review, 22 (6), 53–62. Allen, K. (1991), ‘Personnel management on the line. How middle managers view the function’, Personnel Management, June, 40–43. Arkin, A. (1991), ‘Turning managers into assessors’, Personnel Management, November, 49–51. Arnold, J. and Davey, K.M. (1992), ‘Self-ratings and supervisor rating of graduate employees’ competences during early career’, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 65 (3), 235–50. Brown, R.B. (1993), ‘Meta-competence: a recipe for reframing the competence debate’, Personnel Review, 22 (6), 25–36. Burdett, J. (1993), ‘Crafting tomorrow’s leadership today. A practitioner’s view of succession and replacement planning’, International Journal of Manpower, 14 (8), 23–33. Cockerill, T. (1989), ‘The kind of competence for rapid change’, Personnel Management, September, 52–6. Cofsky, K. (1993), ‘Critical keys to competency-based pay’, Compensation and Benefits Review, 25 (6), 46–50. Dulewicz, V. (1989), ‘Assessment centres as the route to competence’, Personnel Management, November, 56–9. Dulewicz, V. (1991), ‘Improving assessment centres’, Personnel Management, June, 50–55. Evans, J. (1994), ‘Sorting out HR matters on site’, Personnel Management plus, March, 28–9. Evans, P. (1990), ‘International management development and the balance between generalism and professionalism’, Personnel Management, December, 46–50. Fletcher, C. (1993), ‘Appraisal: an idea whose time has gone?’, Personnel Management, September, 34–7. Harris, T. George (1993), ‘The post-capitalist executive: an interview 185 APPENDICES 1/10/03 12:37 PM Page 10 186 The construction of management with Peter F. Drucker’, Harvard Business...

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