Emerald | Gender in Management: An International Journal | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1754-2413.htm Table of contents from the most recently published issue of Gender in Management: An International Journal Journal en-gb Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited editorial@emeraldinsight.com support@emeraldinsight.com 60 Emerald | Gender in Management: An International Journal | Table of Contents http://www.emeraldinsight.com/common_assets/img/covers_journal/gmcover.gif http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1754-2413.htm 120 157 Exploring gender culture at a telecommunications company http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=29&issue=6&articleid=17113662&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - The study interprets the expectations, the norms and values related to gender, within the concept of organizational culture. Over the past decades organizational researches have paid great attention to cultural research, and feminist theories have increasingly examined organizations from the angle of gender. The research we conducted in a business organization attempts to link these two areas.<B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - We used the focus group discussion method at a telecommunications company in the spring of 2011 in Central Hungary.<B>Findings</B> - The employees interviewed made a sharp distinction between professional and managerial competencies of female managers, accepting the former and often questioning the latter. Female managers met with lack of understanding and reserve if they returned to work while their children were still very young – not a common practice in Hungarian society – or if they worked in a top managerial position. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - The findings cannot be generalized.<B>Originality/value</B> - Novelties of the research include examining the compatibility of priorities based on traditional gender expectations and priorities based on high level of investment in women’s human capital in a highly competitive organizational context within a post-socialist society. The paper presents new insights linked to gendered organizational culture, which has been rarely analysed and presents data from an Central Eastern European society which differs in many respects from previously investigated countries. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Beáta Nagy, Lilla Vicsek) Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Female Directors and the Media: Stereotypes of Board Members http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=29&issue=6&articleid=17113667&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - This paper aims to analyze the research in this field on the portrayal of women and the effect this has on boards and corporate image, as well as to propose a theoretical framework for further research on the effects of media stereotypes. The theoretical model aims to analyze the media’s effect on female board members, and how this helps in the process of changing stereotypes or whether it consolidates existing preconceptions. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - This paper reviews the existing literature on the subject and proposes a theoretical model for future research, contributing thus in opening a new line of research in the field of the roles of women on boards.<B>Findings</B> - The conclusions reached will have important consequences for the future of women on boards in relation to three fundamental issues: the types of women that join boards of directors; the type of female profile companies search for; and the roles women are expected to play on those boards.<B>Research limitations/implications</B> - The theoretical framework developed encourages corporate governance agents, business leaders and institution to reflect on potential gender biases.<B>Practical implications</B> - The theoretical framework developed encourages corporate governance agents, business leaders and institutions, and media agents to reflect on potential gender biases.<B>Originality/value</B> - An important body of literature already exists showing how the portrayal of women can reinforce or eliminate barriers to access membership of a board of directors. There is also a solid body of literature showing the media’s effect on transmitting or changing preconceived ideas about women in business, as well as the potential impact of appointing them—through the influence of different stakeholders—on a company’s image. However, there has been little substantial research carried out on the media’s effect on gender diversity on boards. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Patricia Gabaldon, Celia De Anca) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 SOCIAL PRODUCTION IN A COLLECTIVIST CULTURE (Exploring Structure and Agency in the Work-life Balance of Indian Women Executives) http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=29&issue=6&articleid=17113652&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br /><B>Purpose</B> - This paper studies the relationship between structure and agency of Indian women executives in the area of work-life balance in a developing, and globalized context. It examines social production in a collectivist culture.<B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - The approach is qualitative and interpretative. Semi structured interviews of 105 senior women executives from major metropolitan cities in India (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai) form the rich data for this research. It uses sociological theories of McNay and Bourdieu to discuss the narratives of women executives.<B>Findings</B> - The agency of women executives in India is influenced by cultural meta-narratives of marriage and motherhood. They experience conflict in the home front and less at the work place. Their negotiations with their structures reveal a nuanced agency wherein they try to fit cultural roles and also, seek self fulfillment in a career. <B>Research limitations/implications</B> - Firstly it includes women executives only from the corporate sector. Secondly opinions expressed by women executives alone has been taken for this study and is not cross validated by opinions of others. This study is also limited to socio-cultural roles and expectations from women executives. Other variables that affect agency are not examined.<B>Practical implications</B> - This study contributes to the understanding of how women executives, who have a greater agency negotiate their structural constraints and how these actions contribute to social production. <B>Originality/value</B> - The study provides a theoretical insight into structure and agency of women executives in India and thus adds an Indian perspective to the gender discourse. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Suma Uppalury, Kumar Bhaskar Racherla) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Olena Hankivsky and Anastasiya Salnykova, eds. Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 444 pp. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=29&issue=6&articleid=17113666&show=abstract <strong>Abstract</strong><br /><br />Not available. Article literatinetwork@emeraldinsight.com (Maryna Romanets) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100