Category: Gender

Balancing Work and Family: Global Differences and Similarities

With more and more women around the world entering the work force, the need for understanding the pressures of balancing work and family life has never been greater. “International Perspectives on Work and Family” reviews four papers on the subject, providing a greater understanding of how this balance varies from culture to culture.

Selling To Women: Why it Differs from Selling to Men

Should you treat all your new clients the same way? A new study indicates that women have different expectations than men when it comes to deciding on vendors or contractors for business to business transactions. Properly anticipating the needs and preferences of each gender allows for better client engagement, and thus better business relationships.

When women don’t reach the C-suite as often as men, benevolent sexism may be to blame

Topic: Gender, Discrimination, Development Publication: Journal of Management (NOV 2012) Article: Benevolent sexism at work: Gender differences in the distribution of challenging developmental experiences Authors: King, E. B., Botsford, W., Hebl, M. R., Kazama, S., Dawson, J. F., & Perkins, A. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Women are breaking the glass

Mixed Messages: Gender Differences in Performance and Promotability Ratings (IO Psychology)

Topic: Gender, Performance Appraisal Publication: Journal of Management (MAR 2012) Article: A Meta-Analysis of Gender Group Differences for Measures of Job Performance in Field Studies Authors: Roth, P. L., Purvis, K. L., & Bobko, P. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In human resource management, we are often concerned with group-based differences

Co-ruminating with work friends by the water cooler?

Topic: Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2011)
Article: Co-Rumination in the Workplace: Adjustment Trade-offs for Men and Women
Who Engage in Excessive Discussion of Workplace Problems.
Authors: D.L. Haggard, C. Robert, A.J. Rose
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart

Are Women at a Loss in the Workplace due to Breadwinning at Home?

Topic: Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2011)
Article: A Woman’s Place and a Man’s Duty: How Gender Role Incongruence in One’s Family Life Can Result in Home-Related Spillover Discrimination at Work
Author: Marıa del Carmen Triana
Reviewed By: Kerrin George

“Think Manager-Think Male” versus “Think Crisis-Think Female”

Topic: Leadership, Gender
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (December 2010)
Article: Think Crisis–Think Female: The Glass Cliff and Contextual Variation in the Think Manager–Think Male Stereotype
Authors: Michelle K. Ryan, S. Alexander Haslam, Mette D. Hersby, and Renata Bongiorno
Reviewed By: Kerrin George

Organizational Culture: Attracting Job Applicants by Advertising the “Softer Side”

Topic: Organizational Culture; Recruitment; Job Applicants; Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2010: 25(4))Article: The impact of organizational culture on attraction and recruitment of job applicants
Authors: D. Catanzaro, H. Moore, T.R. Marshall
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart