Title

Rhetorical Vision of Men and Women Managers in Singapore

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1993

Abstract

Findings from a content analysis of newspaper articles are reported to uncover the rhetorical visions of men and women managers portrayed by the media in Singapore and to unfold the inherent conflicting forces that women managers face. The vision of women managers that was portrayed by the press emphasized the dilemmas and role conflicts that the women managers face, whereas the vision emphasized for the men managers was their managerial abilities. The study also uncovered that the success of the women managers relied on a support system that consisted of a male mentor, a supportive husband, and a mother or maid to help with the house chores. The the success of the men managers depended wholly on themselves. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Keywords

vision, women managers, Singapore, role conflict, success

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business | Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Human Relations

Volume

46

Issue

4

First Page

527

Last Page

542

ISSN

0018-7267

Identifier

10.1177/001872679304600406

Publisher

SAGE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679304600406