MAIS 612: Gender, Leadership, and Management Report a Broken Link

This course is designed to introduce students to some of the critical work on gender, leadership, and management in ways not usually considered in conventional studies of organizations. Very broadly, this course examines the larger context of women and men at work, the theoretical assumptions underlying how we understand the relations between women, men, power, and organizing, and some of the issues that women, in particular, face in organizations.

Unit 1


Required Readings

Supplementary Readings
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McLaren, Ian, & Gabel, Patricia (Producers), & McLaren, Ian (Director). (2005). Her brilliant career [Motion picture]. Productions Grand Nord (Aired on CBC Newsworld Rough Cuts on March 8, 2005).
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Unit 2


Required Readings
Sinclair, Amanda .  Seducing Leadership: Stories of Leadership Development.   (2009). Gender Work and Organization, 16, 2, 266-284.
Supplementary Readings

Unit 3


Required Readings
Liff, Sonia, & Ward, Kate. (2001).  Distorted views through the glass ceiling: The construction of women’s understandings of promotion and senior management positions. Gender, Work & Organization, 8(1), 19–36.
Wright, Erik Olin, & Baxter, Janeen. (2000, December). The glass ceiling hypothesis: A reply to critics. Gender and Society, 14(6), 814–821.
Shaw, S. & Hoeber, L.  'A Strong Man is Direct and a Direct Woman is a Bitch’: Gendered Discourses and their Influence on Employment Roles in Sports Organizations.  (2003). Journal of Sports Management, 17, 4, 347-376.
Supplementary Readings

Metcalfe, B., & Altman, Y.  (2001). Gender and leadership. In Elizabeth Wilson (Ed.), Organizational behaviour reassessed: The impact of gender. London: Sage.

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Unit 4


Required Readings
Gherardi, Silvia.   (1994, June). The gender we think, the gender we do in our everyday organizational lives. Human Relations, 47(6), 591–609.
Katila, Saija, & Meriläinen, Susan. (2002, June). Metamorphosis: From “nice girls” to “nice bitches”: Resisting patriarchal articulations of professional identity. Gender, Work & Organization, 9(3), 336–354.
Supplementary Readings
Bunting, Madeleine.

(2004, June 14). I work, therefore I am. The Guardian, G2.

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Bunting, Madeleine. (2004, June 12). Sweet smiles, hard labour. The Guardian Weekend, 17, 19, 21–22.

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Unit 5


Required Readings
Benschop, Yvonne, Halsema, Lilian, & Schreurs, Petra.  (2001, January). The division of labour and inequalities between the sexes: An ideological dilemma. Gender, Work, & Organization, 8(1), 1–18.
Wilson, Elizabeth M. (1998). . Gendered career paths. Personnel Review, 27(5), 396–411.
Supplementary Readings
McLaren, Ian, & Gabel, Patricia (Producers), & McLaren, Ian (Director). (2005). Her brilliant career [Motion picture]. Productions Grand Nord (Aired on CBC Newsworld Rough Cuts on March 8, 2005).
Ordering of this video/DVD is restricted to students of MAIS 612. Please request this video/DVD directly from AU Library. It is not listed in the main catalogue, but is listed under “Course Materials” for MAIS 612.

Unit 6


Required Readings
Trethewey, Angela.  (1999). Disciplined bodies: Women’s embodied identities at work. Organization Studies, 20(3), 423–450.
Supplementary Readings

Unit 7


Required Readings
McBride, Anne. . (2001, October). Making it work: Supporting group representation in a liberal democratic organization. Gender, Work & Organization, 8(4), 411–429.
Alonso, Jean.  (1997, October). Women’s way of organizing [Review of We can’t eat prestige: The women who organized Harvard]. Women’s Review of Books, 15(1), 16–17.
Leary, Elly, & Alonso, Jean.   (1997, December). Women who organized Harvard: A feminist model of labor organization? Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine, 49(7), 1–9.
Supplementary Readings

Unit 8


Required Readings
Benschop, Yyvonne, & Doorewaard, Hans. . (1998, January). Six of one and half a dozen of the other: The gender subtext of Taylorism and team-based work. Gender, Work & Organization, 5(1), 5–18.
Metcalfe, Beverly, & Linstead, Alison.  (2003, January). Gendering teamwork: Re-writing the feminine. Gender, Work & Organization, 10(1), 94–119.
Supplementary Readings

White, A.  (2000, Spring). Women’s organizing and public policy in Canada and Sweden [Review of Women’s organizing and public policy in Canada and Sweden]. Canadian Public Administration, 43(1), 113–116.

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Unit 9


Required Readings
Robinson, Kerry.  (2000, April). “Great tits, Miss!” The silencing of male students’ sexual harassment of female teachers in secondary schools: A focus on gendered authority. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 21(1),75–90.
Wilson, Fiona, & Thompson, Paul.  (2001, January). Sexual harassment as an exercise of power. Gender, Work & Organization, 8(1), 61–83.
Berdahl, J.    Sexual harassment of uppity women.  (2007). Journal of Applied Psychology, 92 (2), 425-437.
Supplementary Readings

Unit 10


Supplementary Readings

Unit 11


Supplementary Readings
Kolb, Deborah M.

(1992). Women’s work: Peacemaking in organizations. In Deborah M. Kolb & Jean M. Bartunek (Eds.), Hidden conflict in organizations: Uncovering behind-the-scenes disputes. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

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