Séminaires

Routine Regulation: Balancing Contrasting Goals in Organizational Routines

Management et Ressources Humaines

Intervenant : Claus Rerup
Associate professor , Western University, Ivey Business School

9 décembre 2016 - T025 - De 10h00 à 11h30

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Managerial Role Transitions for Members of HighReliability Occupations

Management et Ressources Humaines

Intervenant : Nishani Siriwardane
Harvard Business School

5 décembre 2016 - T104 - De 09h10 à 10h40

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Do Women Network Differently From Men? Gender and Contact Mobilization in the Search for Managerial Work

Management et Ressources Humaines

Intervenant : Adam M. Kleinbaum
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA

28 octobre 2016 - Room Bernard Ramanantsoa - De 10h30 à 12h00


Abstract

To date, research on network-based mechanisms contributing to the gender gap in career attainment has primarily focused on gender differences in network structure, implicitly assuming that structure determines how people use their networks. Contrary to these predictions, status construction theory suggests that women might mobilize more contacts then men because they seek gender-specific advice and information from women peers. To empirically examine gender differences in tie mobilization, we exploit a strategic setting, in which male and female students in an elite MBA program have access to their school’s alumni database, thus largely equalizing their potential network and enabling us to disentangle effects of network structure from tie mobilization. Using a unique dataset of server logs of students’ use of this database, we find that women mobilize more contacts primarily because they mobilize more women peers, a result consistent with women seeking gender-specific advice and information. We also do not find evidence to support an alternative interpretation of our results that women mobilize more contacts to compensate for gender-biases in hiring. Our findings suggest that equalizing access to potential networks can be an important step toward promoting gender equity in career attainment.

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Département Management et Ressources Humaines

Campus HEC Paris
1, rue de la Libération
78351 Jouy-en-Josas cedex
France

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Mathis SCHULTE

Management et Ressources Humaines

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