Women in Human Resource Management


Type Research Project

Duration since Jan. 1, 2006

  • Personnel Management AE (Former organization)
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)

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  • Brandl, Julia (Former researcher)
  • Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details) Project Head
  • Reichel, Astrid (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

Traditionell werden Frauen und Männer mit unterschiedlichen Funktionen im betrieblichen Personalmanagement verknüpft. Ziel des Forschungsprojektes ist es zu analysieren, wie die Besetzung von Leitungsfunktionen im Personalbereich mit Frauen bzw. Männern die Rollen und den Status von Personalabteilungen beeinflussen. Konzeptioneller Hintergrund für das Projekt bilden institutionalistische Theorien in der Tradition des "Worldpolity-Ansatzes" von John W. Meyer, die von einer weltweiten Angleichung geschlechtsspezifischer Rollenunterschiede im Rahmen kultureller Modernisierungsprozesse ausgehen. Die Basis für die empirische Analyse bildet die Cranet Survey zum Personalmanagement im internationalen Vergleich.


Abstract (English)

Traditional perspectives on human resource management suggest a gender specific role differentiation between male and female HR professionals. Purpose of this research project is to analyze how such gender differences influence the roles and status of human resource department in a cross-national comparison. Conceptually, the project draws on institutional theory in the tradition of "world polity" by John W. Meyer, arguing that there is a homogenization of gender-related differences as a consequence of worldwide cultural modernization processes. The empirical analysis uses data from the Cranet survey on human resource management.

Publications

Journal article

2008 Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2008. The Influence of Social Policy Practices and Gender Egalitarianism on Strategic Integration of Female HR Directors. International Journal of Human Resource Management 19 (11): 2113-2131. (Details)
  Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2008. Equal, but different? The impact of gender egalitarianism on the integration of female/male HR directors. Gender in Management: An International Journal (formerly Women in Management Review) 23 (1): 67-80. (Details)
2007 Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2007. Gender-egalitarian culture and differences in strategic integration among women and men in HR director positions. Management Research News 30 (9): 634-645. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2007 Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2007. Gender egalitarian values, institutional equalization and role differences among female and male HR managers. In Changes in society, changes in organizations, and changing role of HRM: Managing International Human Resources in a complex world; Conference Proceedings The 9th International Human Resource Management Conference, June 12-15, Hrsg. Benson, Philip G., Mahajan, Ashish, Alas Ruth, Olivier, Richard, L., 1-19. Tallinn, Estonia: (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2010 Reichel, Astrid, Brandl, Julia. 2010. The rise of women in HRM: juggling top management diversity and sex stereotypes. Academy of Management Meeting, Montreal, Kanada, 06.08.-10.08.. (Details)
2008 Reichel, Astrid, Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2008. New captain of a sinking ship? The influence of HR director’s gender on the status of the HR department – a longitudinal study. 6. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Empirische Personal und Organisationsforschung, Gießen, Deutschland, 14.11.-15.11.. (Details)
  Reichel, Astrid, Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2008. The changing Face of the HR Department? Trends in Feminizations and Strategic Integration. Cranet Meeting, Barcelona, Spanien, 20.11.-21.11.. (Details)
  Reichel, Astrid, Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2008. TRENDS IN FEMINIZATION AND STRATEGIC INTEGRATION OF HR DEPARTMENTS IN EUROPE. 23rd Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, Bled, Slowenien, 03.04.-04.04.. (Details)
2007 Reichel, Astrid, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Brandl, Julia. 2007. The Changing Face of HR Departments: Feminization and Strategic Integration in Europe 1995-2004. 5th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network, Tilburg, Niederlande, 09.11.-10.11.. (Details)
  Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2007. Gender egalitarian values, institutional equalization and role differences among female and male HR managers. The 9th International Human Resource Management Conference, Tallin, Estland, June 12-15. (Details)
  Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reichel, Astrid. 2007. Equal but different. The impact of gender egalitarian values and institutional equality on role differentiation among female and male HR directors. 22nd Worshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, Brüssel, Belgien, 19.04.-20.04. (Details)
2006 Brandl, Julia, Madsen, Mona Toft , Madsen, Henning. 2006. HRM, that's in the other department. Presentation held at the Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE) , Arhus Business School, Dänemark, 17-20 May. (Details)
  Brandl, Julia, Maier, Florentine, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2006. Strategic Integration of Human Resource Departments: an Examination of Determinants in the European Context. Proceedings of the EURAM Conference, Oslo, Norwegen, 17-20 May. (Details)
  Brandl, Julia, Maier, Florentine, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2006. A lot to do, but little to say? - A Cross-National Comparison of Gender and Power in the Personnel Function. 21st Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, Aston Business School, Großbritannien, 30-31 March. (Details)
2005 Brandl, Julia. 2005. Chancengleichheit im universitären Personalmanagement - ausgewählte Handlungsfelder und Ansatzpunkte. Vernetzungstreffen der ARGE Universitätsfrauen mit dem BMGF, Wien, Österreich, 10. November. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2009 Reichel, Astrid, Brandl, Julia, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. Forthcoming. Does it take one to know one? Organizational gender demography and women's appointments to HR senior management positions. (under review). (Details)