Analysing competence: gender and identity at work

Rees, Bronwen A. and Garnsey, Elizabeth (2003) Analysing competence: gender and identity at work. Gender, Work and Organization. ISSN 0968-6673

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Abstract

Competence approaches are among the techniques that claim to measure the behaviour, skills, knowledge and understanding crucial to effective managerial performance. It is claimed that competence approaches empower and develop managers while enabling them to meet organizational objectives. Since the bases for the techniques are avowedly scientific, they are said to provide organizations with a gender neutral form of assessment. In this paper we construct a theoretical framework in terms of which these claims can be analysed and assessed. Using this framework, we examine the competence approach as it has been implemented in six organizations in relation to the claim to objectivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Rees, B.A. and Garnsey, E., 2003. Analysing competence: gender and identity at work. Gender, Work and Organization, 10(5), pp.551-578..
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 09:27
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/131962

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