Abstracts: October 9th, 1998

McDougall MThe International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), Vol 11 No 1 98. Start page: 71. No of pages: 10

Describes the case study of a public sector organization aimed at exploring views on the implications and outcomes of devolving the responsibility for gender management to line managers. Focuses on whether development offers an opportunity to integrate the importance of equality and valuing of gender differences into organizational cultures, or whether such a strategy offers a route for opting out of considering gender issues. Discusses the concerns voiced by line managers and employees of both sexes at the removal of a specialist equal opportunities role and devolvement of full responsibility to line management. Puts forward a three-stage devolvement process.

Subject(s): EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, PUBLIC SECTOR, LINE MANAGEMENT, DELEGATION, GENDERDatabase: PTA: Personnel & Training AbstractsStyle: Theoretical with application in practice, Case study. Reference: 27AE226

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