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Reorganisation im Bankensektor: Neue Chancen für Frauen im Management


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  • Quack, Sigrid
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    Im Mittelpunkt dieses Beitrages stehen die geschlechtsspezifischen Implikationen von Reorganisationsprozessen im Bankensektor. Anhand einer Literaturauswertung und eigener Forschungsergebnisse wird gezeigt, daß mit den gegenwärtig zu beobachtenden Restrukturierungsprozessen Frauen nicht pauschal die Verliererinnen des Wandels sind. Vielmehr eröffnen sich für sie neue Karrierechancen in einigen Führungsfunktionen im unteren und mittleren Management. Die graduelle Feminisierung dieser spezifischen Managementbereiche geht jedoch einher mit dem Weiterbestehen geschlechtsspezifischer Segregation in anderen Bereichen. Zugleich kommt es zu einer Entkopplung von Karrierepfaden im Zweigstellenmanagement und sich neu herausbildenden Aufstiegswegen ins höhere Management. Die Einführung neuer Organisationsund Führungsmodelle geht also keineswegs per se mit einer Erosion der Geschlechterhierarchie einher. Ebensowenig kann aber auch von homogenen und unveränderbaren Mustern der geschlechtsspezifischen Segregation und Diskriminierung ausgegangen werden. Die Autorin plädiert für eine differenzierte Forschungsperspektive, in der den unterschiedlichen Betroffenheiten und Interessenlagen von Frauen (und Männern) in Reorganisations- und Restrukturierungsprozessen mehr Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt werden sollte. -- This paper investigates processes of organisational reform and restructuring in the banking sector and their gender specific implications. The analysis, based on a literature review and own research results, suggests that women should not just be considered as loosers of the current organisational changes. Rather, in the course of organisational reforms women seem to gain better career opportunities in some management functions at the lower and middle level. The gradual feminisation of these specific management areas, however, goes hand in hand with the persistence of a gender specific segregation in other areas. There are also indications for a de-coupling of career paths in branch management and newly established career paths into higher management. The introduction of new organisational and management models, thus, does not automatically lead to an erosion of gender hierarchies. Just as little do gender segregation and discrimination follow homogeneous and unchangeable patterns. The author suggests that future research should start from a differentiated perspective which gives more attention to how different groups of women (and men) are affected by and do articulate their interests throughout processes of organisational reform and restructuring.

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    Paper provided by Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in its series Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Organization and Employment with number FS I 98-104.

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    Date of creation: 1998
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    1. Quack, Sigrid, 1997. "Karrieren im Glaspalast: Weibliche Führungskräfte in europäischen Banken," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Organization and Employment FS I 97-104, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
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