Gender and Diversity

Elina Henttonen, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
Saija Katila, University of Helsinki, Finland
Susan Meriläinen, University of Lapland, Finland
Regine Bendl, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria

Call for Papers


PURPOSE. The Paper Development Workshop on "Gender and Diversity" is a pre-Colloquium activity that aims to help scholars develop their papers in close interaction with leading researchers in the field. In addition to the Gender and Diversity sub-theme (04), therefore, this workshop offers an arena for scholars sharing an interest in the field of Gender and Diversity to develop their ideas towards publishable research articles. However, more than in the regular sub-theme, the focus will be on small group interaction and pragmatic issues related to publishing. The workshop is open to all scholars, though preference will be given to PhD students and early career researchers.

Accepted papers will be briefly presented and thoroughly discussed in "round table" sessions with leading scholars in the field. These scholars include Yvonne Benschop, Marta Calas, Silvia Gherardi, Robyn Thomas and Mustafa Özbilgin.

The workshop takes place on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, between 9:00 and 15:00. The day will start with a short overview of gender and diversity research, followed by the presentation and discussion of the accepted papers. All participants are expected to have read the papers of their fellow session presenters and be ready to contribute to their discussion.


APPLICATION. All scholars interested in developing their papers towards publishable articles are invited to apply. However, preference will be given to the PhD and early career scholars. To be considered as an early career scholar the applicant needs to have completed her/his doctoral thesis within the last three years. Please submit (via the EGOS website) a single application document (.doc or .pdf file) that includes:

  1. On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend the workshop, as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to;
  2. A full paper that you want to develop to a publishable stage.

Applications must be submitted via the EGOS website.


Submission period for applications:

Start: February 15, 2012
End:? March 15, 2012, 23:59:59 CET

Please note:

  • The same research paper cannot be submitted both to this pre-Colloquium Paper Development Workshop and to the regular Gender and Diversity sub-theme (sub-theme 04) of the main Colloquium. However, the Gender and Diversity sub-theme convenors may suggest that papers submitted to them should be redirected from the sub-theme to the paper development workshop.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application to the workshop by the end of March 2012. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants will be limited. Hence, we advise you to register for the workshop as early as possible.
  • Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to update their paper by June 1, 2012 (fixed deadline) via the EGOS website.
  • Participants are encouraged to apply also to the other pre-Colloquium activities as well as to regular EGOS Colloquium program. Please see details on the Colloquium website at:
  • The final workshop registration must be completed separately to the short paper submissions and registration (Colloquium fee required) for the main EGOS Colloquium 2012. For further details, please go to the EGOS Colloquium 2012 website.
Elina Henttonen?is Post-doctoral Researcher at Aalto University School of Economics, Finland. She does research on gender and organizations, small business, and technology. She has published her work in refereed journals and scientific books, and teaches courses on gender and organizations and qualitative methods. She is a member of the organizing committee for the EGOS Colloquium 2012 and, with Regine Bendl, the coordinator of the EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG 04) on Gender & Diversity.
Saija Katila?is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research deals with the relational practices of management, gender, ethnicity, diversity and family in different organizational contexts. She has published in international collections journals such as "Gender, Work and Organization", "Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences" and "International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship". She is an Associate Editor of" Gender, Work and Organization" and Editorial Board member of "Equal Opportunities International".
Susan Meriläinen?is Professor of Management at the University of Lapland, Finland. Her most recent research focuses on the role of bodies and bodily practices as a medium through which cultural norms and values are acquired and put to use in organizations. She is co-editing a special issue on "Body, Senses and Knowing in Organization" (Scandinavian Journal of Management) together with Silvia Gherardi, Antonio Strati and Anu Valtonen. Her work has been published in "Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences", "Gender, Work and Organization", "Journal of Management Inquiry", "Organization", "Scandinavian Journal of Management". She has also co-authored books and several book chapters in English.
Regine Bendl?is Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She is Editor of "Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ? An International Journal" as well as of "Diversitas ? Zeitschrift für Managing Diversity 4nd Diversity Studies". She serves as Associate Editor of "Gender, Work and Organization" and is member of the Editorial Board of the "British Journal of Management and Gender in Management ? an International Journal". Regine has been awarded several prizes [EMERALD Highly Recommended Paper Award 2009, EURAM 2007 Best Paper Award (Track 'Gender Equality and Diversity in Management'), Käthe Leichter Prize for Special Achievements in Women's and Gender Studies (2005), National Bank of Austria Scholarship of the WU Vienna (2001), National Bank of Austria Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Scholarship (2000), National Bank of Austria Scholarship (1999), Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung Prize (1997), Chamber of Labour Prize (1997)], Regine has edited nine books and published extensively on gender and diversity management.