"Special and wise": The paradoxical nature of the representation of women in management

Boyle, M.V. and Roan, A. (2009). "Special and wise": The paradoxical nature of the representation of women in management. In: N. Beaumont, 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing'. ANZAM 2009 Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, (1-16). 1-4 December 2009.

Author Boyle, M.V.
Roan, A.
Title of paper "Special and wise": The paradoxical nature of the representation of women in management
Conference name ANZAM 2009 Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 1-4 December 2009
Proceedings title 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing'
Place of Publication Melbourne, Victoria
Publisher ANZAM Secretariat
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1 86308 157 7
Editor N. Beaumont
Issue Paper 376
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Despite decades of academic enquiry into the under representation of women in management, leadership, and frequent calls for optimism invoked by the recognition of the skills and talents women bring to organisations, women’s participation remains paradoxical. In this paper we discuss the paradoxical nature of ‘wisdom’ and gender within the modern organisation through the theoretical lens of the works of Carol Gilligan (1982) and Dorothy Smith (1987, 1990), particularly in relation to their work on moral decision-making, relations of ruling and bifurcated consciousness. We argue that while women have been seen to bring a “special” kind of wisdom to organisations may lead to a hierarchical layering of legitimate organisational wisdoms.
Subjects E1
169901 Gender Specific Studies
910402 Management
Keyword Philosophy
Wisdom
Knowledge
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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