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Routledge Library Editions: Women and Business


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Becoming a Top Woman Manager

Becoming a Top Woman Manager

1st Edition

Leonie V. Still
September 11, 2018

An increasing number of women are claiming the careers and the success which are rightfully theirs. This book, first published in 1988, demonstrates that the way to the top consists of a series of steps and strategies. It outlines these steps and provides practical advice, based on Australian...

Gender and Trade Unions

Gender and Trade Unions

1st Edition

Elizabeth Lawrence
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1994, explores the impact of work and gender roles on union activism, and identifies factors that support and hinder women’s representation in trade unions. These issues are discussed in terms of gender role, work-related and union-related factors. The author details...

Labor Market Segmentation and its Implications: Inequality, Deprivation, and Entitlement

Labor Market Segmentation and its Implications: Inequality, Deprivation, and Entitlement

1st Edition

Dahlia Moore
September 11, 2018

Occupational sex segregation is one of the most universal and salient characteristics of labor markets. It indicates the different probabilities of members of both genders to take up particular occupations, and traditionally places women at a great disadvantage. This book, first published in 1992,...

Pleasure, Power and Technology: Some Tales of Gender, Engineering, and the Cooperative Workplace

Pleasure, Power and Technology: Some Tales of Gender, Engineering, and the Cooperative Workplace

1st Edition

Sally Hacker
September 11, 2018

How are the pleasures of making things work turned into processes of domination? Are there links between gender and military institutions? Does eroticism have something to do with engineering? In this book, first published in 1989, Sally Hacker explores the answers to these and other provocative...

Sex, Career and Family

Sex, Career and Family

1st Edition

Michael P. Fogarty, Rhona Rapoport, Robert N. Rapoport
September 11, 2018

In this book, first published in 1971, the authors show from first-hand studies of family and working life (and with evidence from many countries, including the socialist societies of Eastern Europe) the nature of the discrimination facing women in the professions – and how various family and...

Women's Resources in Business Start-Up: A Study of Black and White Women Entrepreneurs

Women's Resources in Business Start-Up: A Study of Black and White Women Entrepreneurs

1st Edition

Katherine Inman
September 11, 2018

Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of new business start-ups, and black women’s businesses are a larger share of black-owned businesses than white women’s businesses are of all white firms. Most studies compare men’s and women’s businesses, but few examine differences among...

Uncovering the Hidden Work of Women in Family Businesses: A History of Census Undernumeration

Uncovering the Hidden Work of Women in Family Businesses: A History of Census Undernumeration

1st Edition

Lisa Geib-Gunderson
September 11, 2018

Data from the United States Census of Population indicate that there has been a dramatic increase in the labor force participation of married women over the twentieth century. This book, first published in 1998, takes issue with this well-known stylized fact. Whereas the labor force literature...

Women Workers in Seven Professions: A Survey of their Economic Conditions and Prospects

Women Workers in Seven Professions: A Survey of their Economic Conditions and Prospects

1st Edition

Edith J. Morley
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1914, examines the economic position of women at the turn of the twentieth century. Women’s economic position had been undermined by the helpless dependence engendered, among the better-off, by nineteenth century luxury, and among manual workers by the loss of their...

Women and Work

Women and Work

1st Edition

Ross Davies
September 11, 2018

In this book, first published in 1975, the author examines the role of women in the workforce. Despite representing a rapidly increasing section of the workforce, why are women still overwhelmingly confined to unskilled jobs? Why do they hold such a tiny proportion of managerial and professional...

Women, Microenterprise, and the Politics of Self-Help

Women, Microenterprise, and the Politics of Self-Help

1st Edition

Cheryl Rodriguez
September 11, 2018

Theories on the eradication of poverty abound. Self-help, self-reliance and self-sufficiency are touted as solutions, and are indeed critical to an economically stable life. Yet, for economically disadvantaged women (America’s poorest citizens), self-help is not as simple as grabbing sturdy boot...

Women in Top Jobs: Four Studies in Achievement

Women in Top Jobs: Four Studies in Achievement

1st Edition

Michael P. Fogarty, A.J. Allen, Isobel Allen, Patricia Walters
September 11, 2018

How far is there a ‘feminine’ style of managerial and professional work? Have employers taken account of the different timetable governing the life of a woman as compared to that of a man, and the implications of this if women are to have the training, promotion and job security needed to reach the...

Through Many Windows

Through Many Windows

1st Edition

Helen Woodward
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1926, is the candid record of a woman’s experiences in the business world at the turn of the twentieth century. Finishing her career as an advertising executive – one of the first women to succeed in that industry – The author had experienced a fascinating life as a...

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