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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameBusiness School Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
VolumeUHBS 2001-9
NameEmployment Studies Paper
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire


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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