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Managing equity: Structure, policy and justice influences

French, Erica L. & Maconachie, Glenda J. (2004) Managing equity: Structure, policy and justice influences. Women in Management Review, 19(2), pp. 98-108.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the methods and outcomes of a study into equity management strategies in Australian private sector organisations reporting to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). Reports from 1,976 organisations indicate 11 key factors characterising equity management in Australia. The study highlights differences within previously identified social structural policies, temperamental and opportunity policies and identifies a further policy type, categorised as "support policies". Differences have also been identified in relation to distribution structures, suggesting that gender is not the sole consideration in determining equity management strategies. The justice principle of distribution also figures strongly in equity management implementation.

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ID Code: 8549
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: e.french@qut.edu.au
DOI: 10.1108/09649420410525306
ISSN: 0964-9425
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 2004 Emerald
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:05

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