This study argues that the concept of entrepreneurship, as it applies to women’s work, masks many of the uncertainties and contradictions that accompany being one’s own boss while working at home.
Looking at STEM workers in the oil and gas industry, this study finds significant differences in how men and women conceptualize work-life balance.
Researchers use diary entries and interviews to show how college students’ socialization into the field of engineering leads women to believe that they are a “bad fit."
This study provides evidence that the gender of the initial person filling a gender-neutral role, has lasting consequences for how that role is subsequently perceived.
The subtle elimination of bias in hiring decisions (in this case, via lifelong exposure to gender diversity through raising daughters) is both good for its own sake, and for firm performance.
In male-dominated fields, such as engineering, where women experience rapid mobility into managerial roles, this study suggests that an inverted role hierarchy may disadvantage such women.