The purpose of this paper is to examine perspective of “gendered labour process” to explore the aspectsof managerialism, which utilize gender as a control measure to achieve its ends. The paper seeks to integrate gender and labour process theory and contribute to studies on gendering of organizations that focus on organization logic as well as integrated studies of labour process theory and gender.
The paper utilizes thematic analysis as the method for analysing the interviews of senior managers in an information technology service organization in India, to identify managerial ideologies and practices.
A gendered labour process perspective could reveal the institutional orders that systemically discriminate or exclude women in organizations, rather than gender ideologies alone.
Rather than focussing on gender sensitization alone, as is the case with the gender diversity initiatives, it may be fruitful to revisit work design and work organization, to identify and implement changes, so that women’s marginalization and exclusion from certain workplaces could be minimized.
A view of gendered labour process could aid public policies aimed at enabling women to continue their employment without disruptions.
The paper attempted to integrate gender and labour process theory by delineating the organization logic that deploys gender as a means of managerial control.
Reddy, R., Sharma, A. and Jha, M. (2019), "Gendered labour process: Exploration in an information technology services organization in India", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 39 No. 9/10, pp. 831-850. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2019-0144Download as .RIS
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