Gender and Organizational Culture

  title={Gender and Organizational Culture},
  author={Linda Haas and C. Philip Hwang},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={52 - 79}
This study explores company support for men's participation in child care in Sweden, where the government promotes gender equality. The authors investigate the influence of two ideologies about gender, the doctrine of separate spheres and masculine hegemony, on the responsiveness to fathers shown by Sweden's largest corporations. Father-friendly companies had adopted values associated with the private sphere and prioritized entrance of women into the public sphere. Companies with less masculine… 

Gender Norms and Institutional Culture: The Family-Friendly versus the Father-Friendly University

This article investigates the role that gender norms and expectations about parenting play in establishing the family-friendly versus the father-friendly university. Using interviews with 51 male

Gender-Pay Inequality and Organizational Culture: A Multi-Organizational Analysis

According to sociologists, more female-concentrated occupations pay less mainly because societal culture devalues work associated with women. But less clear is how much the cultural context of the

Deconstructing “Family Supportive Cultures”: A Vision for the Future

Most research on work and family has been conducted in liberal market economies where the integration of paid work and personal roles is considered primarily a private matter. In these contexts

How Gender-Neutral are the Nordic Countries Really? Father-Friendliness in Leave Schemes for Families with Children

Significant changes regarding work and family patterns in post-industrial societies have rocked the foundations of the gendered division of labour in family life. Nevertheless, the focus of attention

Fatherhood in Transition: Paternity Leave and Changing Masculinities

Here, Swedish men's relations to the new ideal and image of the caring and present father are explored. It is argued that the dominant image of contemporary masculinity and fatherhood is changing.

Fragmented Sisters? The Implications of Flexible Working Policies for Professional Women's Workplace Relationships

Much is being done by governments and organizations to help workers reconcile their family and employment responsibilities. One such measure has been the introduction of flexible working policies.

Global narratives of fatherhood. Fathering and masculinity on the Internet

ABSTRACT There is currently an increasing amount of research on online fatherhood. In this article, we have used international blogs as our empirical data, in order to investigate and create an

Doing Gender, Practising Politics: Workplace Cultures in Local and Devolved Government

This paper takes a workplace perspective to explore the ways in which institutional arrangements influence the doing of gender and the practising of politics. It compares the workplace culture of the

Post-Fordist Work: A Man's World?

There is debate about whether the post-Fordist or high-performance work organization can overcome the disadvantages women encounter in traditional gendered organizations. Some authors argue that

Work–family policies and the transformation triangle: women, organizational culture and managerial strategy

Purpose This research addresses how companies develop a process of transformation to a more family responsible behaviour and the role that women play in this process. This paper aims to propose a



The impact of organizational culture on men's use of parental leave in Sweden

This article examines the impact of organizational culture on men's usage of parental leave in Sweden, a society that promotes men's sharing of childcare. Results from a mail survey of 317 fathers in

The relationships of national gender equality and organizational support with work-family balance: A study of European managers

Most prior research about employees’ work-family balance has examined relationships to organizational characteristics or individual characteristics, but ignored the larger national context in which

The Family Responsive Workplace

Women’s entrance into the labor market in large numbers has exacerbated incompatibilities between employer and family interests. Research reveals that conflict between paid work and family

Gender and Organizations

As the new women's movement took shape in the 1960s, feminists criticized organizational hierarchies and bureaucratic practices as masculine, undemocratic, and oppressive, and also argued that men

Working Fathers - Caught in the Web of the Symbolic Order of Gender

The Scandinavian countries are currently experiencing a change in the social construction of fatherhood. This article explores the character of the change within the domain of the relationship

Illuminating gendered organization assumptions

One key to why organizations have been less successful at integrating a work–family agenda into their organizational cultures is that workplaces have failed to consider how gender assumptions

Studying the Gendering of Organizational Culture over Time: Concerns, Issues, and Strategies☆

Abstract Beginning with the premise that “organizational culture” is a useful heuristic for the study of gender at work, this chapter focuses on the problem of studying the culture of organizations

Women’s Empowerment

Equal opportunity and equal rights have long been important parts of this country’s ideological heritage. Support for these ideals, however, was not widespread until the latter part of this century.

Perceptions of Organizational Culture and Women's Advancement in Organizations: A Cross-Cultural Examination

This study is a cross-cultural examination of the relationship between organizational culture and women's advancement to management in organizations. The source of data for this study was the Global