Seminars

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

Management & Human Resources

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

28 October 2016 - Room Bernard Ramanantsoa - From 10:30 am to 12:00 pm


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.

We’re not like those crazy hippies: the formation of an occupational group from a social movement mandate

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Grace AUGUSTINE
Kellogg School of Management

31 October 2018 - S211 - From 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Women and The Crowd: Justifications Entrepreneurs Use in Their Crowdfunding Pitches

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Srinivas Santosh
University of Texas, Austin

30 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 8:45 am to 10:15 am


WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEFT BEHIND? UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF COLLEAGUE EXIT ON THE CAREERS OF COLLABORATIVE WORKERS

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Tracy Anderson
The Wharton School

30 October 2018 - S211 - From 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Against all Odds: A Model of Capability Evolution in the EU Telecommunication Industry

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Luca Pistilli
Bocconi University

22 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm


Integrating the Unfolding Process with Self-Regulation in Job Search: The Moderating Role of Core Self-Evaluations

Management & Human Resources

Speaker: Serge da MOTTA VEIGA
Kogod School of Business, American University

16 October 2018 - Bernard Ramanantsoa room - From 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Management and Human Resources

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