Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Behavioral Norms

[Dr. Marina Gorsuch, Professor of St. Catherine University, recently wrote an article in the ILR Review entitled “Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Behavioral Norms in the Labor Market.” We are pleased to feature it and it will be free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Gorsuch discusses how she became inspired to conduct this type of research … Continue reading Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Behavioral Norms

Media Artefacts as Public Pedagogy for Women’s Leadership Development

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Valerie Stead of Lancaster University and Carole Elliott of the University of Roehampton. They recently published an article in Management Learning entitled "Pedagogies of power: Media artefacts as public pedagogy for women’s leadership development," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they briefly describe this research … Continue reading Media Artefacts as Public Pedagogy for Women’s Leadership Development

Blurring the Stark Distinction Between Masculine and Feminine Brands

An identity, integral to our understanding of who we are is our gender identity. It is perhaps the first and the most easily recognizable feature of our persona that we. Unlike sex, our gender is not congenitally determined; rather it is constructed, developed, and refined through social and cultural exchanges. The appropriate and discriminatory gender … Continue reading Blurring the Stark Distinction Between Masculine and Feminine Brands

A Meta-Analysis of Gender Proportionality Effects on Job Performance

[We're pleased to welcome authors Jeremy D. Mackey of Auburn University, Philip L. Roth of Clemson University, Chad H. Van Iddekinge of Florida State University, and Lynn A Mcfarland of the University of South Carolina. They recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled “A Meta-Analysis of Gender Proportionality Effects on Job Performance,” which is currently free … Continue reading A Meta-Analysis of Gender Proportionality Effects on Job Performance

One Strategy Does Not Fit All: A Look at Impression Management

Impression management describes the act of trying to control the first impression someone might have of an individual. It refers to shaping the perceptions others form about an individual’s behavior, motivation, morality, and other characteristics, like intelligence and future potential. Research on impression management has found significant differences between the impression management strategies used by … Continue reading One Strategy Does Not Fit All: A Look at Impression Management

Book Review: Womentrepreneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success

The Hindu Business Line recently published a book review by Aarati Krishnan for the book Womentrepreneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success by author Avinash Kirpal. From the review: Womentrepreneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success authored by Avinash Kirpal manages to steer clear of these pitfalls and gives a mostly factual account of 10 Indian women entrepreneurs who have … Continue reading Book Review: Womentrepreneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success

Read the New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

The June 2016 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available online and can be accessed free for the next 30 days. The June issue includes articles covering a range of topics, including an article that explores why cultural omnivores get creative jobs, and an article on task segregation as a mechanism for within-job gender … Continue reading Read the New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

How the Myth of Meritocracy has Perpetuated Gender Inequality in Academia

Despite claims to award university appointments based on meritocracy alone, gender inequality continues to impact the number of women in leadership positions at universities. In theory, meritocracy should be a fair policy to follow when considering candidates for a leadership position. However, the recent Journal of Management article, "Meritocracies or Masculinities? The Differential Allocation of … Continue reading How the Myth of Meritocracy has Perpetuated Gender Inequality in Academia

Why Do Women Leave Science and Engineering Fields?

To say that women are underrepresented in science and engineering fields is an understatement. It is also an oversimplification, because representation of women in STEM fields is a nuanced issue. Consider for instance that while women are undeniably underrepresented in engineering fields, they are overrepresented in life sciences. This dichotomy manifests itself in a glaring gender patenting … Continue reading Why Do Women Leave Science and Engineering Fields?

How is the Media Hindering Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights?

The news media has the potential to play a critical role in improving gender equality and women’s human rights. However, the patriarchal nature of the media hinders such improvements. Media sexism and male-dominated power structures are continually shifting and finding new forms of representation and practice. The perpetuation of this system is materialized by different … Continue reading How is the Media Hindering Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights?