Category Archives: gender

Are women better leaders?

This semester I asked my students to write a short up-to-six-pages scientific essay about the topic “Are women better leaders?”. We discussed this question during some of our classes and we developed answers from various angles. Many of my students … Continue reading

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Emotional Labour as Gendered Performance

As Rose Hackman in her 2015 article in the Guardian shows, emotional labour constitutes a gendered activity. This may not be new to you, particularly as the concept is largely studied within contexts of jobs and occupations that used to … Continue reading

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Male flight attendants’ identity work

I assume that not many of us struggle explaining to our students how male flight attendants have to work on their identity as a reaction to for example being employed in a sex-stereotyped occupation and the emotional labour that is … Continue reading

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New Books on Gender Studies and Critical Social Theory

The other day I received a notification from Sage that there are two new books available, which – according to my opinion – could be interesting for critical OB teaching. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan: “Key Concepts in Gender Studies” … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality In the Workplace

“Inequality can be seen in all aspects of life, including the workplace; Christine L. Williams discusses such inequality in her book Inside Toyland. In order to conduct research on social inequality, Williams obtained jobs at two toy stores and found … Continue reading

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A further list of discussion questions

During the past year I developed more discussion questions that could be used during the classes or in the examinations. Some of the questions have been adopted from Fiona Wilson (2013) Organizational Behaviour and Work. A Critical Introduction. Oxford University … Continue reading

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Gender aspect is missing…

I am currently grading exam papers and just finalised reading through the answers to the first question: “Management is defined in terms of a thinking approach not a feeling approach. Discuss!” Honestly, I feel a bit devastated from reading what … Continue reading

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