Approaches to equity management and their relationship to women in management

French, Erica L. (2001) Approaches to equity management and their relationship to women in management. British Journal of Management, 12(4), pp. 267-285.

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Developing equitable practices that provide fair access for all individuals to the benefits and burdens within an organization remains a dilemma for management both in policy and in practice. Research continues to show that the employment status and representation for members of some groups is significantly less than in relation to those of other groups. Addressing the issue of disparity has resulted in a number of different approaches. The main aim of this paper is to explore the ability of a typological theory of equal employment opportunity implementation to account for the differences in the numbers of women in management and in management tiers. This paper identifies and analyses four ideal-typical equity management approaches to achieving workplace parity: traditional (non-compliance), anti-discrimination, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. While the objective of these

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ID Code: 8548
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Equity Management, Relationship to Women, Management
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.00210
ISSN: 1045-3172
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 02:11

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