Organisations operating in the West Midlands region of the UK. Based on over fifty interviews, the key themes to emerge from this research centre upon some of the factors that draw women into management (which we term seductive elements) as well as some of the hindering practices that prevent women from progressing. Significantly, managerial careers are associated with gendered assumptions and practices (e.g. facilitating and developing people) which might contribute to construct management (as done by women) as focused on feminine aspects. However, in terms of the lived reality of doing management, such women experience contradictions and conflicting pressures.
|Place of Publication||Birmingham (UK)|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||Aston Business School research papers|
- gendered practices
- women in management
- managerial identity
- gender identities
Priola, V., & Brannan, M. J. (2009). Conflicting pressures and seductive contradictions: women’s participation and progress in management. (Aston Business School research papers; No. RP0904). Aston University.