Gender initiatives between support and denial

Utzeri, Mounia, Nagy, Beáta and Ancuţa Ilie, Iuliana (2019) Gender initiatives between support and denial. In: Cases in Critical Cross-Cultural Management: An Intersectional Approach to Culture. Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy . Routledge, London, pp. 163-173. . ISBN 9780815359340

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This case explores how initiatives supporting women’s career advancement and gender diversity policies are perceived by international female and male managers working for two automotive companies based in France and Germany. Although the automotive industry is known for being a masculine corporate environment, both case companies have gender policies in place. However, gender is only one dimension of diversity. Other aspects such as nationality and country images associated with certain nationalities interact and thus contribute to intricate organizational experiences. We approach this from an intersectional perspective based on Acker’s (2006) concept of inequality regimes and Holvino’s (2012) model of simultaneity of social differences to highlight how gender and nationality intersect in cross-cultural contexts. Drawing on qualitative interviews with international managers at both sites, we show that gender, nationality and country images intersect, and that international female managers, through their experiences and attitudes, might have an effect on the gendered practices of organizations.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy
Divisions:Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Sociology and Social Studies
ID Code:4381
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:07 Jan 2020 08:51
Last Modified:07 Jan 2020 08:51

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