Title: Organising knowledges, gender divisions and gender policies: the case of large Finnish corporations

Authors: Jeff Hearn, Anne Kovalainen, Teemu Tallberg

Addresses: Svenska Handelshogskolan, Arkadiagatan 22, PB 479, FIN-00101 Helsingfors, Finland. ' Department of Management, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland. ' Department of Management and Organization, The Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: This paper addresses the implications of organisational gender divisions and gender policies for the processes and practices of organising knowledge. The first part discusses this question theoretically, before examining it through a recent survey of the 100 largest Finnish corporations. The concluding discussion addresses the relation of the theoretical and the empirical material. Organising knowledge cannot be divorced from gender relations and gendered power relations.

Keywords: gender divisions; gender policies; large corporations; Finland; organising knowledge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2003.003907

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2003 Vol.1 No.4, pp.404 - 420

Published online: 10 May 2004 *

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