ABSTRACT. The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of the social construction of gender, the implication of gender as an establishing principle at the level of organizations, the intricacies of gender dynamics in the framework of organizational cultures, and gendered types of oppression in work and establishments. The results of the current study converge with prior research on the gendered propensity of organizational structures and mechanisms, the various manners in which gender and organization interact, the obstacles women tackle in obtaining access to positions of organizational power, and the correlation between the gendered social setting and the developing people. pp. 269–275

Keywords: work organization; social construction; gender dynamics

How to cite: Popescu Ljungholm, Doina (2016), “The Role of Work Organizations in the Social Construction of Gender,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 6(1): 269–275.

Received 24 August 2015 • Received in revised form 18 April 2016
Accepted 19 April 2016 • Available online 1 July 2016


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