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- Theorizing Gender-and-Organization: Changing Times…Changing Theories?
- Disturbing Thoughts and Gendered Practices: A Discursive Review of Feminist Organizational Analysis
- Organizations as Symbolic Gendered Orders
- Was will der Mann?
- Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship
- ‘Meaning That Matters’: An Organizational Communication Perspective on Gender, Discourse, and Materiality
- Female Advantage: Revisited
- The Rocky Climb: Women’s Advancement in Management
- Leadership: A Matter of Gender?
- Negative Intra-Gender Relations between Women: Friendship, Competition, and Female Misogyny
- Sex, Gender, and Leadership: What Do Four Decades of Research Tell Us?
- Gendered Constructions of Merit and Impression Management within Professional Service Firms
- Gender and Careers: Obstacles and Opportunities
- The Glass Cliff: Examining Why Women Occupy Leadership Positions in Precarious Circumstances
- Power and Resistance in Gender Equality Strategies: Comparing Quotas and Small Wins
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Organizational Culture, Work Investments, and the Careers of Men: Disadvantages to Women?
- Challenging Gender Boundaries: Pressures and Constraints on Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
- Contextualizing Men, Masculinities, Leadership, and Management: Gender/Intersectionalities, Local/Transnational, Embodied/Virtual, Theory/Practice
- Masculinities in Management: Hidden, Invisible, and Persistent
- Masculinity and Sexuality at Work: Incorporating Gay and Bisexual Men’s Perspectives
- Doing Gender Differently: Men in Caring Occupations
- Masculinity in the Financial Sector
- Masculinities in Multinationals
Abstract and Keywords
In this chapter, we revisit influential texts on the management of multinational corporations from the perspective of men and masculinities. We argue that the texts (re)construct an idealized image of management based on problematic assumptions. They carry meanings far beyond the openness and cultural sensitivity which they claim to advocate. We identify these assumptions and disrupt the masculine image of managing multinationals.
Janne Tienari is Professor of Organizations and Management at Aalto University, School of Business, Finland. He also works as Guest Professor at Stockholm University, School of Business. Tienari’s research and teaching interests include managing multinational corporations, strategy work in the global context, cross-cultural communication, gender and diversity, media and the language of global capitalism. His latest passion is to understand management, new generations, and the future.
Alexei Koveshnikov is Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. His research and teaching interests include diverse issues related to power and legitimacy in organizations and, more specifically, critical perspectives on managing a multinational corporation, in terms of cultural stereotyping, nationalism, and gender.
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