Rhetorical Vision of Men and Women Managers in Singapore
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.
vision, women managers, Singapore, role conflict, success
Asian Studies | Business | Human Resources Management
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
LEE, Jean S. K. and TAN, Hwee Hoon.
Rhetorical Vision of Men and Women Managers in Singapore. (1993). Human Relations. 46, (4), 527-542. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/2610