The business case for equal opportunities: implications for women in management

The business case for equal opportunities: implications for women in management Recently there has been an increased interest in the business case for equal opportunities. It has been argued that employers are attracted to such a case as it focuses on the business benefits which accrue from equal opportunities strategies. Presents a cautiously critical analysis of the attractiveness of the business case and its implications for women managers. States that the emergence of the business case has significantly changed the discourse and frames of reference through which issues of equal opportunity are now addressed. Considers the consequences of this shift for women managers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

The business case for equal opportunities: implications for women in management

Women In Management Review, Volume 12 (1): 6 – Feb 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0964-9425
DOI
10.1108/09649429710162893
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Abstract

Recently there has been an increased interest in the business case for equal opportunities. It has been argued that employers are attracted to such a case as it focuses on the business benefits which accrue from equal opportunities strategies. Presents a cautiously critical analysis of the attractiveness of the business case and its implications for women managers. States that the emergence of the business case has significantly changed the discourse and frames of reference through which issues of equal opportunity are now addressed. Considers the consequences of this shift for women managers.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1997

Keywords: Business strategy; Equal opportunities; Women

References

  • Equal Opportunities Commission, The Economics of Equal Opportunities
  • The theory and practice of equal opportunities: liberal and radical approaches
    Jewson, N.; Mason, D.
  • Rhetoric and reality: the business case for equality and why it continues to be resisted
    Maddock, S.

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