TitleMasculinity and management education: Feminizing the MBA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSimpson, R.
JournalAcademy of Management Learning & Education
Volume5
Issue2
Pagination182-193
KeywordsBusiness
Abstract

The gendering of the MBA can be seen when considering the overall emphasis on hard skills associated with masculinity within the general business curriculum.  Simpson explores these notions of masculinity in business by demonstrating how these ideals influence three primary areas: management values, subjectivity of management, and management performance.  Based on the concepts from work on critical management education, Simpson calls for a feminization of business course content and design.  The implications presented throughout this publication provide alternatives to the development and structuring of business programs that is geared towards inclusion.