14. april 2015

Playing, quitting or changing the game

Organizations were originally constructed by the first players and arranged on the presumption that only men would make a career. Organizations were clearly gendered. This chapter deals with how women (managers) respond to conditions in their organizations. They juggle with three possibilities: exit, voice and loyalty (these concepts were originally developed by Hirschman, 1970). It is shown how and when loyalty is difficult to maintain and reactions such as voice and exit are set in action as a response to organizational conditions.

Yvonne Due Billing: 'Playing, quitting or changing the game?' in Handbook
of Gendered Careers in Management - Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out (ed. Adelina M. Broadbridge and Sandra L. Fielden); Edward Elgar Publishing; 2015