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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Popular Theories

Popular Theories
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Copyright: 2019
Pages: 35
Source title: Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change in Technology Fields
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sonja Bernhardt (ThoughtWare, Australia), Patrice Braun (Federation University, Australia) and Jane Thomason (Abt Associates, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7975-5.ch004


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Chapter 4 looks at popular theories on the dearth of women in IT. It concludes that the leaky pipeline, critical mass, and other historical theories do not apply in the new social era and ought to be cast aside. That is not to say they have had no value, nor that superseding them implies there are no cultural, social, or structural contexts that affect career choice. It simply implies that it is time for a new approach.

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