Title

Gender relations and sexual harassment in the workplace: Michael crichton's disclosure as a teaching tool

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-1998

Abstract

In Crichton's best-selling novel Disclosure, a high-level manager who rejects the sexual advances of his new boss (who is also his ex-lover) is accused by her of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, their high-tech West Coast company is being considered for possible acquisition by a New York publishing conglomerate that would appear to be intolerant of even the tiniest intimation of impropriety. This novel can be used as the foundation for provocative discussion of topics, including the gray areas of sexual harassment, the relationship between sexual harassment and power, and the nature of gender relations in organizations. © 1998 Sage Publications, Inc.

Publication Title

Journal of Management Education

Volume

22

Issue

2

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