Scandinavian Working Papers in Business Administration

SSE Working Paper Series in Business Administration,
Stockholm School of Economics

No 2017:5: Gendered References in Organization Studies

Barbara Czarniawska () and Guje Sevón ()
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Barbara Czarniawska: Gothenburg Research Institute, Postal: University of Gothenburg, P.O.Box 603, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Guje Sevón: Dept. of Management and Organization, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: This text starts with counts of men and women authors quoted in some early and late works of organization theory. An analysis of works of classical authors, and of our own works, reveals that over the years the proportion of references to women’s work has increased, although it is still far from half of the references. The text invites to a discussion about why women authors are systematically underrecognized, and initiates by listing some reasons for why full names in references instead of initials might enhance the proper recognition of research conducted by women.

Keywords: gender; referencing; academic excellence; organization studies

10 pages, October 26, 2017

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