Post-fordist work: a man's world? Gender and working overtime in the Netherlands

Lewis, Suzan ORCID logoORCID: and Van Echtel, P. (2009) Post-fordist work: a man's world? Gender and working overtime in the Netherlands. Gender and society, 23 . pp. 188-214. ISSN 1552-3977 [Article]


There is debate about whether the post-Fordist or high-performance work organization can overcome the disadvantages women encounter in traditional gendered organizations. Some authors argue that substituting a performance logic for control by the clock offers opportunities for combining work and family life in a more natural way. Critics respond that these organizational reforms do not address the nonresponsibility of firms for caring duties at a more fundamental level. The authors address this debate through an analysis of overtime work, using data from a survey of 1,114 employees in 30 Dutch organizations. The findings reveal that post-Fordist work is associated with more overtime hours than traditional forms of work and that far from challenging gendered organization, it reproduces and exacerbates the traditional male model of work.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
ISI Impact: 2
Item ID: 1334
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2009 13:19
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:13

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