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Research on Gender, Diversity and Organizations by Rotman School Faculty Honoured with Awards.

August 18, 2020

Toronto – Two research papers by Andràs Tilcsik, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management were honoured with awards at recent academic conferences while a third paper co-authored by Prof. Soo Min Toh,  Prof. Yeun Joon Kim, a graduate of the Rotman PhD program, and two colleagues was also honoured.

At the Academy of Management conference, a paper by Prof. Tilcsik was announced as the co-winner of the Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution to the paper published five years earlier that has subsequently had the greatest influence on the field of organization studies. His paper, “Imprint–environment Fit and Performance: How Organizational Munificence at the Time of Hire Affects Subsequent Job Performance,” was published in the December 2014 issue.

A second paper, co-authored by Prof. Tilcsik with Prof. Lauren Rivera of the Kellogg School of Management, received the Granovetter Award for the best article in economic sociology, given by the economic sociology section of the American Sociological Association. The paper, “Scaling Down Inequality: Rating Scales, Gender Bias, and the Architecture of Evaluation,” was published in American Sociological Review in 2019.

A paper by Profs. Toh and Kim presented this year at the Academy of Management conference, “Leadership by Gender Stereotypes: Systematic Examinations of Culture and Gender of Leaders,” won the Faculty Transnational Research Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division. This award is given to the conference paper that best meets the objective of advancing understanding of transnational gender and diversity issues. Prof. Toh is an associate professor of organizational behaviour at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross-appointment at the Rotman School. Prof. Kim is a recent graduate of the Rotman PhD program and is currently on the faculty of the Cambridge Judge Business School.

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