The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Introduction : Gender, Race, and Management
Matt L. Huffman The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 2012 639: 6 DOI: 10.1177/0002716211422035 The online version of this article can be found at: http://ann.sagepub.com/content/639/1/6
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The Annals of the American AcademyIntroduction Introduction
Keywords: gender; race; management; inequality
Gender, Race, and Management
By MATT L. HUFFMAN
nequality scholars need no convincing about the importance of managerial occupations. Differential access to managerial jobs is one of inequality’s linchpins, as these positions secure higher average wages and other rewards for their incumbents than do other jobs. Besides spawning an expansive academic literature, the question of access to managerial jobs for protected groups has also been the focus of countless gender and race discrimination lawsuits, has formed the basis of numerous government reports (e.g., U.S. Government Accountability Office 2010), and, made the “glass ceiling” a household term. The past few decades have witnessed provocative trends regarding women and racial/ethnic minorities in management. For women, their overall representation in managerial occupations has markedly improved, although there is mounting empirical evidence of the...