DW_SWG 04: Gender and Diversity

Elina Henttonen
Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
Regine Bendl
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Call for Applications



The "Gender and Diversity" Development Workshop 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 4, therefore, this workshop offers an arena for scholars sharing an interest in the field of gender and giversity 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.

This 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.

All participants are expected to have read the papers of their fellow session presenters and be ready to contribute to their discussion.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 9:00am–15:00pm.



All scholars interested in developing their papers towards publishable articles are invited to apply to this workshop on "Gender and Diversity". However, preference will be given to PhD students/ early career scholars. To be considered as an early career scholar, the applicant needs to have completed his/her doctoral/PhD thesis within the last three years.


Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application that includes:

  • 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 indi-cation of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that you want to develop to a publishable stage. 


Elina Henttonen (Post-doctoral Researcher, Aalto School of Business, Finland) does research on gender, diversity and organizations. She has published her work in refereed journals and scientific books. Together with Regine Bendl, Inge Bleijenbergh and Albert Mills she is currently editing the "Oxford Handbook on Diversity in Organizations' (forthcoming 2014). In addition, she teaches courses on diversity in organizations and research methods. Together with Regine Bendl she is the coordinator of EGOS Standing Working Group 04 on Gender and Diversity.
Regine Bendl (Associate Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria) does research on Gender and Diversity Management and (Gender) Subtext in Organization Theory. She has published refereed articles and books and received several awards (e.g. Käthe Leichter Award for Women's and Gender Studies 2006, Best Paper Award EURAM 2007 [stream gender equality and diversity in management], and EMERALD Highly Recommended Paper Award 2009). She is editor of 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – an International Journal' and of 'Diversitas – Zeitschrift für Managing Diversity and Diversity Studies'. Together with Inge Bleijenbergh, Elina Henttonen and Albert Mills she is currently editing the "Oxford Handbook on Diversity in Organizations" (forthcoming 2014). She is President of the Austrian Society for Diversity (ASD).