Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere

Airlines and the Gendering of Organizational Culture
Author(s): 
Mills, Albert J.
ISBN: 
1403998574
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00
Pages: 
304

This book bridges a crucial gap in the literature on gender and organizational culture by providing an historical account of how discriminatory practices develop, are maintained but also change over time. Drawing on in-depth interviews and extensive archival material, the author presents a historical account of the way specific discriminatory practices developed and changed over the life of three airline companies - British Airways, Air Canada and Pan American Airways. The book covers the period 1919 to 1991 and is organized around key periods in the hiring and treatment of female employees.