Gender in Management: Volume 25 Issue 3


An International Journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: Meritocracy, Difference and Choice: Women's Experiences of Advantage and Disadvantage at Work

Guest Editors: Patricia Lewis, Ruth Simpson

Meritocracy, difference and choice: women's experiences of advantage and disadvantage at work

Patricia Lewis, Ruth Simpson

This editorial aims to introduce the special issue on meritocracy, difference and choice.


Women partners leaving the firm: choice, what choice?

Deirdre Anderson, Susan Vinnicombe, Val Singh

This paper is based on the experiences of 31 women who have recently left partner roles within an international management consultancy firm. The purpose of this paper is to…


Changing perceptions of meritocracy in senior women's careers

Ruth Sealy

The aim of this paper is to explore how an elite group of senior women in banking represent and describe their understanding and experience of the role of meritocracy, within the…


Merit, special contribution and choice: How women negotiate between sameness and difference in their organizational lives

Ruth Simpson, Anne Ross‐Smith, Patricia Lewis

The purpose of this paper is to explore how women in senior management draw on discourses of merit and special contribution in making sense of the contradictions and tensions they…


Who rules the game? An investigation of sex‐work, gender, agency and the body

Caroline Gatrell

Drawing upon notions of agency and the body, the purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of agency as a gendered concept through a consideration of women sex‐workers…


Exploring career “choices” of work‐centred women in a professional service firm

Savita Kumra

The purpose of this paper is to challenge Hakim's work‐centred category and empirically tests its applicability in a professional service firm.


Choice or constraint? Tensions in female retail executives' career narratives

Adelina Broadbridge

The purpose of this paper is to examine the usefulness of Hakim's preference theory in the understanding of the attitudes of women retail senior managers and directors towards…

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