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Kvinnor i mansdominerade organisationer - Kvinnors möjligheter samt hinder att ta sig till ledande positioner
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Despite a decreased gender segregation in the labor market, the difference between women and men's opportunities to reach managerial positions remains. Men tend to claim higher positions in the hierarchy, which results in difficulties for women to reach managerial positions in maledominated organizations. The purpose of this study is to increase knowledge about women's perceived opportunities as well as barriers to reach managerial positions in male-dominated organizations. The study’s theoretical frame consists of different gender theories, an understanding of organizational structure and other phenomena that can help us understand what obstacles women encounter in labor market, such as glass roofs and homosociality. We interviewed five women from two different male-dominated organizations within the forest and engineering industries. The initial results show that women perceive opportunities and not barriers to reach managerial positions. However, the closer we analyze, the more we understand that the women experience obstacles in a more hidden form. They express that they must exert more efforts compared to men, which may indicate that there are difficulties for women in maledominated organizations to reach managerial positions.

Abstract [sv]

Trots en minskad könssegregering på arbetsmarknaden består skillnaden mellan kvinnor och mäns möjligheter att nå ledande positioner. Män tenderar att besitta positionerna högre upp i hierarkin, vilket resulterar i svårigheter för kvinnor att nå ledande positioner i mansdominerade organisationer. Syftet med denna studie är att öka kunskap om kvinnors upplevda möjligheter samt hinder för att nå ledande positioner i mansdominerade organisationer. Studiens teoretiska referensram består av olika genusteorier, en förståelse av organisationsstruktur samt andra fenomen som kan hjälpa oss att förstå vilka hinder som kvinnor stöter på i arbetslivet som glastak och homosocialitet. Vi intervjuade fem kvinnor från två olika mansdominerade organisationer som befinner sig inom skogs- och verkstadsindustrin. Studien visade på att den initiala reaktionen hos kvinnorna var att det finns möjligheter att nå ledande positioner och inga upplevda hinder. Vid närmare analysering kan vi dock konstatera att kvinnorna upplevde hinder i en mer dold form. Kvinnorna utvecklade även att dem måste anstränga sig mer än män i arbetslivet vilket kan tyda på att det finns svårigheter för kvinnor i mansdominerade organisationer att nå ledande positioner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Organizational structure, leadership, glass ceiling, gender, homosociality and
National Category
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80462OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-80462DiVA, id: diva2:1412997
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2020-03-09 Created: 2020-03-09 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved

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