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Differences in organizational preconditions for managers in genderized municipal services
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Work and organizational psychology. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 32, no 4, 209-219 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In contrast to much research concerned with differences in male and female managers’ leadership strategies, this study focuses on how organizational arrangements vary for managers in differently genderized contexts; it explores the opportunities for frontline managers in municipal services to fulfil their assignment. The organisational preconditions for over 400 managers of municipal health and social care, education and technical services are analysed in a cross-level and comparative research design. The results indicate that managers of feminized care services work in an environment with fewer resources, less organisational support and larger spans of control, than managers in masculinized municipal services. These results shed light on meso-level mechanisms involved in the unequal distribution of health risks among men and women in working life.

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2016. Vol. 32, no 4, 209-219 p.
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managers, gendered organizations, public sector, local government
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-135638DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2016.09.002ISI: 000389097200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-135638DiVA: diva2:1047257
Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved

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