Castrating the Female Advantage

@article{Fletcher1994CastratingTF,
  title={Castrating the Female Advantage},
  author={Joyce K. Fletcher},
  journal={Journal of Management Inquiry},
  year={1994},
  volume={3},
  pages={74 - 82}
}
This essay is a critique of the `female advantage" as it is currently represented in the management science literature. It draws on recent work in women's psychology to detail the essence of feminine, relational strengths, contrasts this with the instrumental representation of these strengths in the management literature, and names what is missing. It is a critique that suggests that management's diminished portrayal of feminine strengths is in danger of silencing rather than legitimizing women… Expand
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