Discretionary power of project managers in knowledge intensive firms and gender issues

Chasserio, Stéphanie et Legault, Marie-Josée (2010). « Discretionary power of project managers in knowledge intensive firms and gender issues ». Revue canadienne des sciences administratives – Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 27(3), pp. 236-248.

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The scarcity of women among the highly qualified professionals in business-to-business information and communication technologies (ICT), either in Europe andor in North America, has been noted as recently as the late 1990’s (Panteli, Stack, Atkinson, & Ramsay, 1999). The organization and management of work in such organizations firms is typically project-based. This has many consequences, including: long working hours with fierce resistance to shorter hoursany reduction, unpaid overtime, high management expectations of employee flexibility to meet unanticipated client demands, and the need for employees to negotiate flexible work arrangements on a case-by-cases basis with a project manager who often has much discretion on whether to accommodate such requests. We found that women are particularly disadvantaged in such a system, which could partly explain their under-representation in such jobs.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Knowledge-iIntensive Firms (KIFs), Gender, New Organizational Forms, HRM Practices, Professional Women
Unité d'appartenance: Télé-université > UER Travail, Économie et Gestion
Déposé par: Marie-Josée Legault
Date de dépôt: 28 nov. 2011 14:01
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:20
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/4254


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