Call for Papers: Women in the Economy Since the 1950s: Change and Transformation in Expected and Contested Roles
Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business
This Special Issue seeks studies that explore the roles (leaders, workers, consumers, shareholders or investors, amongst others) that women have actively assumed while participating in the economy since the 1950s. The editors of this SI are particularly interested in research articles that identify change and transformation over time of these roles, in either an economic sector or an industry or within a particular organization, whether this refers to sectors or sizes -micro, small and medium-sized companies and large national and transnational companies. We welcome theoretical and empirical pieces that question culturally informed assumptions that women in Global North have more power and access to greater roles in the economy. The time period is limited to the second half of the twentieth century with the aim of understanding how historical processes and changes in the workplace and education, such as the 1970s shift in women’s labor to work outside the home and the greater number of women in higher education, or the 1960s US and European protests and social unrest, affected the ways in which women became business actors during the time.