Spotlight on gender in organisations in latest publication from BBS scholars

Savita Kumra and Ruth Simpson from Brunel Business School have co-authored the latest handbook from Oxford University Press: The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Organizations.

bookThe Oxford Handbook of Gender and Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women and society as a whole. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising from this field. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers while the final section examines masculinity to assess the diversity of masculinities evident in organizations. By bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive account of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Dr Savita Kumra is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel Business School. Savita completed her doctorate at Cranfield School of Management Savita is co-track chair of the Gender in Management Track at BAM, Associate Editor of Gender, Work and Organization and an Editorial Board Member of Gender in Management: An International Journal. She is also International Research Fellow in the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Services at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Savita has published a textbook with Oxford with colleague Simonetta Manfredi, ‘Managing Equality and Diversity: Theory and Practice’ which won the CMI Management and Leadership Textbook of the year in 2013. She has published in British Journal of Management, Gender, Work and Organization, Journal of Business Ethics and Gender in Management: An International Journal.

Ruth Simpson is Professor of Management at Brunel Business School, Brunel University (London, UK). Drawing on her work on gender and organizations, she has published 7 books and a large number of journal articles. Her most recent co-authored book Emotions in Transmigration explored the intersection of gender, emotions and migration in a number of case studies across the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. She has published in Human Relations, Work Employment and Society, Gender Work and Organization, Academy of Management (Learning and Education), Management Learning and Organization among others. She is associate editor of Gender Work and Organization and editorial board member of other journals including Journal of Managerial Psychology.

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