This article addresses the relationship between gender and management as intertwined discursive practices. Following a constructive controversial approach, we proposed to the students to complete a short story in which they have to give a feedback either to a fictitious female or to a male boss. The article has a dual aim since it offers a reflection on a teaching methodology suited to foster critical thinking in the classroom and analyzes the narratives so produced in search of what constitutes the students’ idea of “good management.” In positioning men/women CEO within a narrative, students enact a moral order that evaluates management in society. Their narratives reveal how the economic crisis has undermined the positive image of the male manager, while femaleness is emphasized for its anti-managerial imaginary. Moreover, the idea of what constitutes “good management” is constructed around an idea of care for both male and female CEOs.
|Titolo:||Imagine being asked to evaluate your CEO …: Using the constructive controversy approach to teach gender and management in times of economic crisis|
|Parole Chiave:||Constructive controversial approach; gendering management; moral order; positioning theory|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1177/1350507614549119|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|