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Back to organizational socialization: building a case for the advancement of women in organizations

Eileen Kwesiga (University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Management, Box 19467, Arlington‐76019‐0467)
Myrtle P. Bell (University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Management, Box 19467, Arlington‐76019‐0467)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Although organizational socialization is a powerful phenomenon with numerous long lasting effects on employees, many organizations and employees weather the experience unconsciously, going through the process blindly and unaware of its powerful influences. Though studies have analyzed organizational socialization and the role of newcomers in the process, none have looked at the role of specific socialization tactics and their influence on women’s careers in organization. In this paper we consider the relationship between organizational socialization methods and the advancement of women’s careers in organizations. We develop and discuss a theoretical integrative framework and propositions, and conclude with implications and suggestions for future research to better explain the linkages between organizational socialization tactics and women’s career advancement strategies.

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Kwesiga, E. and Bell, M.P. (2004), "Back to organizational socialization: building a case for the advancement of women in organizations", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 23 No. 7/8, pp. 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150410787873

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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