Gender, Organizational Cultures and the Practices of Manager-Academics in UK Universities

R Deem

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Abstract

The article explores gendered management in UK universities in the context of moves to introduce new managerialism to higher education. Qualitative data are drawn from an Economic and Social Research Council funded project (R00023 7661) in which interviews were conducted with 137 male and female manager-academics, from Heads of Department to Vice Chancellors, in 16 universities. The career trajectories of female and male manager-academics are analysed to see if gender power relations, expectations and discrimination have affected their careers and organizational experiences. Also examined are whether and how gender relations and cultures are perceived to be relevant to management, the practices of women and men manager-academics and the extent to which the differential value and status attached to teaching, research and management are gender-related. It is suggested that women's participation in management roles, their perceptions of their practices and the expectations others hold of them are still marked by gender, even though some women have benefited, through promotion, from the greater emphasis on management now evident in UK universities.
Translated title of the contributionGender, Organizational Cultures and the Practices of Manager-Academics in UK Universities
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239 - 259
Number of pages21
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Volume10 (2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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Publisher: Blackwell

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