Miles of Pipeline, Millimetres of Pool

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dc.contributor.author Mathieu, Christopher John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-22T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6692
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how basic cognitive processes lead to the non-recognition of processes that lead to or sustain gender inequality in the Information technology sector. The paper is based on empirical research carried out in Sweden and Ireland from 2001-2004. The central thesis is that "delusions" about gender equality in the IT sector are sustained by positional factors (governing what one can see from a vantage point and what type of data one can, and one is encouraged to, gather and process); ideological factors (how information is "fit" into pre-existing frameworks to which one has political or organizational commitments) and more rudimentary processes of "optical socialization" (Zerubavel) and "good reasons for holding false beliefs" (Boudon). A series of "delusions" found in empirical research are described and analysed. The paper concludes by sketching out how such cognitive hindrances and barriers can be overcome within organizations, and how this could lead to a greater recognition of the processes facilitating or causing gender inequality in a branch that frequently sees itself as "gender neutral" as well as measures to actively promote gender equality. Keywords: gender inequality, Information Technology, management, delusions, cognition en_US
dc.format.extent 17 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2005-003 en_US
dc.title Miles of Pipeline, Millimetres of Pool en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov22 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.idnumber x656504012 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Cognitive limitations and possibilities in managerial views on promoting gender equality in the IT sector en_US


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