The Bureaucratic Logic of Entrepreneurial Firms: Providing Opportunity for Women or Just Window Dressing?

Matherne, Brett P.
November 2007
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p84
Academic Journal
The article reviews the research article "In the Company of Women: Gender Inequality and the Logic of Bureaucracy in Start-up Firms," by J.N. Baron, M.T. Hannon, G. Hsu, and O. Kocak published in "Work and Occupations issue 34(1). The author states that it is more difficult that one would think to identify companies that provide the best employment opportunities for women. The research looks at several high-technology firms and find that women ought to look at the underlying cultural logic of the firms.


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