Gender Equity, Organizational Transformation and Challenger

TitleGender Equity, Organizational Transformation and Challenger
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication6
AuthorsMaier, M
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Date Published06/01/
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0167-4544
AbstractThe concept of the "unlevel playing field" is critiqued for its tendency to take the prevailing masculinist managerial paradigm for granted. Rather than assume that both men and women should assimilate to corporate masculinity, feminist alternatives are suggested. The pervasiveness of the masculine ethic and the "myth of meritocracy" in organizations are reviewed, with the space shuttle Challenger disaster serving as a focal point to demonstrate the dysfunctionality of masculine management and the rationale for feminist-based organizational transformation to promote not only gender equity, but more effective and ethical organizational behavior.
NotesCover Date: JUNE 1997.Source Info: 16(9), 943-962. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-4. Subject: EQUITY; ETHICS; GENDER; ORGANIZATION; TRANSFORMATION. Update Code: 20150211.