Gender stereotypes continue to exist and are transmitted through media, and through social, educational and recreational socialisations, which promote gender prejudice and discrimination. This paper argues that contemporary management culture does not critically engage with the social theories of gender studies, which could help in developing gender-neutral affirmative action oriented managerial perspectives. The paper outlines different aspects of gender stereotyping and their impacts on women’s career progressions from a managerial perspective, which engages with the critical theories of gender studies. The paper contributes to existing literature by identifying the antecedents of gender stereotypes and their impacts on the career progressions of women in management. It advances theoretical understanding of three clear conceptual shifts i.e. (i) Women in Management, (ii) Women and Management, and (iii) Gender and Management. The theoretical transition from Women in Management to Women and Management led to progressive conceptual shifts in management literature but gender stereotypes continue to exist in society.
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- Women in management
- Gender stereotypes
- Gender discrimination
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)