“A testing time, full of potential?”: Gender in management, histories and futures

Publication Type:
Journal Article
Gender in Management: An International Journal, 2010, 25 (8), pp. 661 - 675
Issue Date:
Filename Description Size
Thumbnail2009008250OK.pdf990.85 kB
Adobe PDF
Full metadata record
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look back since the first edition of what was then Women in Management Review as a way of looking forward to suggest a future potential. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on some historical work on issues central to the literature and practices associated with women/gender in management. It also draws on feminist theories to outline what the author calls “testings” – theoretical, conceptual and activist challenges – to some of that early thinking. Findings – The paper emphasises the importance of differentiating women in order to understand the complexity of inequalities, and white middle class women's part in reproducing inequality. In addition, the different theoretical turns have emphasised the multiple and intersecting sources of discrimination – economic, cultural, psychosocial, social, linguistic and ideological. Originality/value – The paper offers insights into gender in management, histories and futures. © 2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: