Women and IT contracting work: a testing process

Women and IT contracting work: a testing process
Document type
Working Paper
Grey, Susan; Healy, Geraldine
University of Hertfordshire
Date of publication
1 January 2001
The University of Hertfordshire Business School Working Papers
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Business and management
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Drawing on a qualitative study of women contractors in the IT sector, this paper provides an understanding of why women become IT workers and why they become contractors. It further explores the experience of this work by considering the nature of their power and influence. In particular issues of status, pay and the relationships with permanent staff and the organisational culture are considered as well as the impact of gender on the contracting experience.

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