Quotation Eberherr, Helga, Hofmann, Roswitha. 2018. Geschlecht als Institution: polymorph und widersprüchlich. In: Geschlecht als widersprüchliche Institution. Neoinstitutionalistische Implikationen zum Gender Cage in Organisationen, Hrsg. Amstutz, Nathalie/Eberherr, Helga/Funder, Maria/Hofmann, Roswitha, 43-65. Baden-Baden: Nomos.




With the transformation of industrial societies, gender relations have started to change, and organisations are increasingly under pressure to make progress on equality. So the question arises of whether and to what extent they will continue to remain places which (re-)produce traditional gender norms and structures or whether they will contribute to the transformation of the ‘ gender cage’. This book provides current research results and neo-institutionalist approaches in order to explain the reconfiguration of gender distinctions in organisations. In the first part, main neo-institutionalist concepts (such as institution, organisational fields, isomorphism, decoupling) are determined from a gender perspective. The second part focuses on dealing with social equality expectations in for-profit and non-profit organisations and reveals paradoxical developments. This anthology provides new knowledge on the inconsistency of the institution of gender.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language German
Title Geschlecht als Institution: polymorph und widersprüchlich
Title of whole publication Geschlecht als widersprüchliche Institution. Neoinstitutionalistische Implikationen zum Gender Cage in Organisationen
Editor Amstutz, Nathalie/Eberherr, Helga/Funder, Maria/Hofmann, Roswitha
Page from 43
Page to 65
Location Baden-Baden
Publisher Nomos
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
Open Access N


Gender Cage - revisited: Reconfiguration of organizational Gender Differences in postmodern societies
Eberherr, Helga (Details)
Hofmann, Roswitha (Former researcher)
Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5402 General sociology (Details)
5403 Educational sociology (Details)
5413 Sociological methods (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5422 Feminist issues (Details)
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