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Women's work : gender equality vs. hierarchy in the life sciences

Author: Laurel Smith-Doerr
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004.
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"Women scientists working in small, for-profit companies are eight times more likely than their university counterparts to head a research lab. Why? Laurel Smith-Doerr reveals that, contrary to widely held assumptions, strong career opportunities for women and minorities do not depend on the formal policies and long job ladders that large, hierarchical bureaucracies provide. In fact, highly internally linked  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Smith-Doerr
ISBN: 1588262642 9781588262646
OCLC Number: 54425415
Description: xv, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Explaining sexual apartheid in science --
A brief life story of the life sciences --
Life in the commercial laboratory : institutionalizing the network form --
Coming in on queue? : women's and men's entry into biotech --
Networks vs. hierarchies in promoting women scientists --
Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility : narratives of gender equality in biotech --
Conclusion : the knowledge economy, innovation, and equality.
Responsibility: Laurel Smith-Doerr.
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The author has surveyed the careers of more than 2000 scientists working in various biotech and university settings, to test frequently made assumptions about gender bias. She finds that strong  Read more...

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