The secretary as supporter, team worker and independent: a case for societal comparison

Truss, Catherine (1994) The secretary as supporter, team worker and independent: a case for societal comparison. Gender, Work & Organization, 1 (4). pp. 205-216. ISSN 0968-6673

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Abstract

Recent developments in cross-national comparisons of women's work have led to some new and challenging findings. This article aims to contribute to this debate by presenting one study which examined secretarial work in three European countries. The methodological issues connected with cross-national research on gender are addressed, and it is suggested that the ‘societal’ approach offers the most potential for cross-national gender research. Findings are discussed in the areas of demographics, education and training, job content and mobility, and interlinkages between national institutions and the secretarial occupation are explored. Differences between the national samples highlight the importance of carrying out cross-national research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 14:58
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 12:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47993
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