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COMMITMENTS AND CONFLICTS CORPORATE SEDUCTION AND AMBIVALENCE IN WOMEN MANAGERS

COMMITMENTS AND CONFLICTS CORPORATE SEDUCTION AND AMBIVALENCE IN WOMEN MANAGERS Examines gender differences in relation to organizationalcommitment. It considers the ways in which corporate culture attempts toseduce employees into commitment via the construction of appearances andvalues. The satisfactions which men derive from work appear to make themmore susceptible to the construction of particular frames oforganizational behaviour and, in this sense, commitment can be viewed asa consensual interpretation of appropriate organizational action. Women,however, have more ambiguous and conflictual encultured imagery which isnot easily reconciled with male reality definitions. Hence, womenintroduce ambivalence into the workplace. This inevitably constitutes athreat to male consensus and framing of appropriate action. Womensaction lacks propriety within male frames because women embodyambivalence. Therefore, by virtue of their mere presence, women threatenthe deconstruction of commitment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

COMMITMENTS AND CONFLICTS CORPORATE SEDUCTION AND AMBIVALENCE IN WOMEN MANAGERS

Women In Management Review , Volume 7 (1) – Jan 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0964-9425
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10.1108/EUM0000000001807
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Abstract

Examines gender differences in relation to organizationalcommitment. It considers the ways in which corporate culture attempts toseduce employees into commitment via the construction of appearances andvalues. The satisfactions which men derive from work appear to make themmore susceptible to the construction of particular frames oforganizational behaviour and, in this sense, commitment can be viewed asa consensual interpretation of appropriate organizational action. Women,however, have more ambiguous and conflictual encultured imagery which isnot easily reconciled with male reality definitions. Hence, womenintroduce ambivalence into the workplace. This inevitably constitutes athreat to male consensus and framing of appropriate action. Womensaction lacks propriety within male frames because women embodyambivalence. Therefore, by virtue of their mere presence, women threatenthe deconstruction of commitment.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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