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Kathleen L. McGinn

Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, HBS

In this course, we will delve into research on gender in organizations from three disciplinary perspectives — psychology, sociology, and economics — identifying the conceptual and methodological lenses each discipline adopts in examining similar questions. Our aim will be to critically analyze and compare theoretical understandings and empirical evidence on gender in employment, in organizations, and at the intersection of work and family.  Course work will include in-depth reading of books and articles, full participation in discussions of the readings, two preliminary written assignments culminating in a complete research proposal, and presentation of research proposal.