A call for intervention: Lack of diversity in career pyramids

[We're pleased to welcome author Claartje J. Vinkenburg of VU University, Amsterdam. Vinkenburg recently published an article in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences entitled, "Engaging Gatekeepers, Optimizing Decision Making, and Mitigating Bias: Design Specifications for Systemic Diversity Interventions." Below, Vinkenburg discusses the motivation for pursuing this research, along with future applications. From Vinkenburg:] What inspired you … Continue reading A call for intervention: Lack of diversity in career pyramids

Book Review: Martin Ruef: Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Martin Ruef: Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014. 285 pp. $35.00/£24.95, cloth. Heather A. Haveman of the University of California, Berkeley recently took the time to write a review of Martin Ruef's book, available now in the OnlineFirst section of Administrative Science Quarterly. … Continue reading Book Review: Martin Ruef: Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

The Gender Pay Gap

Back in the news is an issue of importance in the field of management: the gender pay gap. Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women continue to be paid less than men, even when accounting for factors commonly understood to affect earnings. As the U.S. Census Bureau data has … Continue reading The Gender Pay Gap

Are Gay Men Treated Differently in “Masculinized” Industries?

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua C. Collins of the University of Arkansas. Dr. Collins recently published an article in Human Resource Development Review entitled "Characteristics of 'Masculinized' Industries: Gay Men as a Provocative Exception to Male Privilege and Gendered Rules."] Within the human resources and organizational behavior literature, male privilege is often framed as something … Continue reading Are Gay Men Treated Differently in “Masculinized” Industries?

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Gender-Wage Gap

Kaley Cuoco recently learned the hard way to be careful what you say in an interview after her comments on feminism in the February issue of Redbook magazine provoked some harsh criticism from the media and fans alike. When asked if she considered herself a feminist, the 29-year old actress was quoted as saying "Is … Continue reading A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Gender-Wage Gap

Calling for Papers on Reducing Inequality in Organizations!

Do you have research on reducing inequality in organizations? ILR Review is now accepting papers for a conference and a subsequent special issue devoted to identifying and developing organizational practices and processes that affect workplace inequality, diversity, and inclusion. Emilio J.Castilla (MIT) and Pamela S.Tolbert (ILR, Cornell) will be the guest editors of the issue. Potential … Continue reading Calling for Papers on Reducing Inequality in Organizations!

How Do Gendered Behavioral Norms Influence Sri Lankan Women’s Views of Workplace Sexual Harassment?

On July 21, 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became Sri Lanka's prime minister, a role never before held by a woman in any country. However, discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace still afflict the country today. But do cultural gendered behavioral norms influence the perception of sexual harassment in Sri Lanka? Author Arosha S. … Continue reading How Do Gendered Behavioral Norms Influence Sri Lankan Women’s Views of Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Go Team Girl! Women Empowerment and Olympic Success

Women first took part in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, according to the International Olympic Committee. At the time, out of 997 participating athletes, only 22 were women. By the 2012 Olympics in London, the number of participants had grown to 4,676, with significant rises in the number of participants beginning in 1972.  … Continue reading Go Team Girl! Women Empowerment and Olympic Success

Does Marriage Structure Affect How Women are Viewed in the Workplace?

Twenty percent of households in the United States still adhere to the traditional structure in which the wife stays home to care for family and household and the husband is the sole breadwinner. According to authors Sreedhari D. Desai, Dolly Chugh, and Arthur P. Brief in their article "The Implications of Marriage Structure for Men's … Continue reading Does Marriage Structure Affect How Women are Viewed in the Workplace?

Price and Prejudice: How a Neighborhood’s Ethnic Characteristics Affect Housing Values

Dr. John Yinger looked at Cleveland housing market at the turn of the millennium to see if neighborhood ethnicity impacts housing prices in his article "Hedonic Estimates of Neighborhood Ethnic Preferences" from Public Finance Review. The abstract: This article uses a new hedonic technique to examine households’ ethnic preferences and help assessors estimate the impact of … Continue reading Price and Prejudice: How a Neighborhood’s Ethnic Characteristics Affect Housing Values