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What is Backlash

Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management
Any type of hostility or sanctions that people express regarding counter-stereotypical behaviors.
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Social Perceptions, Gender Roles, and Female Leadership: A Theoretical Grounding for Understanding the Underrepresentation of Women in Top-Level Management
Gaeun Seo (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, USA) and Wen-Hao David Huang (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9.ch043
Recent research continues to recognize the need for scholarly attention to top-level management as it relates to gender diversity in the workplace. As suggested, a high degree of diversity in top management could positively influence business growth and enable companies to address an aging workforce, attracting and/or retaining the most qualified talents for leadership positions. However, vertical gender segregation in organizations' top management levels remains common practice. Thus, to inform best practices for developing and sustaining a diverse leadership talent pool, this disparity needs to be addressed by identifying the underlying theories of this issue, which can facilitate a timely understanding of the structural oppression faced by women in their ascensions to senior management positions. This chapter presents a synthesis of American literature with the aim of identifying theoretical relationships related to social perceptions of gender roles regarding women's relatively delayed advancement to corporate senior management positions.
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How Exclusive Work Climates Create Barriers for Women in IS&T
Negative reaction against women whose behavior violates gender norms ( Amanatullah & Tinsley, 2013 ).
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Stabilization and Control of Mechanical Systems with Backlash
A nonlinearity found in many mechanical, hydraulic and other kinds of systems; due to the interconnections of elements such as gears and other elements in which there is an imperfect contact between two mating elements.
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