Copenhagen Business School

Research seminar: The Workplace as a Meritocracy? A multilevel perspective of how social (in)equality accumulates in organizations


Date and time

Monday 2. March 2020 at 10:30 to 12:30

Registration Deadline

Wednesday 26. February 2020 at 00:25

Location

Kilen, room 2.53, Kilevej 14, 2000 Frederiksberg Kilen, room 2.53
Kilevej 14
2000 Frederiksberg

Organizer

Copenhagen Business School
Jakob Winkler
Phone: +45 3815 3815
bisplatforms@cbs.dk


Research seminar: The Workplace as a Meritocracy? A multilevel perspective of how social (in)equality accumulates in organizations

Monday, 2 March 2020
CBS, Kilevej 14 A, Room K2.53,
2000 Frederiksberg

Program

Please note that you may participate in the morning and/or afternoon part of the program.

10.30-12.00 Research seminar with Dr. J. van Dijk, Tilburg University

Work plays a crucial role in rising social inequalities, which refer to unequal opportunities and rewards for different social groups. Whereas the conventional view of organizations as meritocracies suggests that work is a conduit for social equality, we unveil the ways in which organizations contribute to the accumulation of social inequality. In our Cumulative Social (In)equality in Organizations (CSI-O) model, we outline how initial differences in opportunities and rewards shape performance and/or subsequent opportunities and rewards, such that those who receive more initial opportunities and rewards tend to receive even more over time. These cumulative social inequality dynamics take place via nine different mechanisms spanning four different levels (individual, dyadic, network, organizational). The CSI-O indicates that the mechanisms interact, such that the social inequality dynamics in organizations tend to (a) exacerbate social inequalities over time, (b) justify social inequalities over time, and (c) manifest themselves through everyday occurrences and behaviors.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-17.00 Informal paper development workshop

In conjunction with the seminar, we are organizing an informal paper development workshop on issues related to gender, work, and society. The aim is to provide a venue for scholars from a wide array of disciplines (e.g., economics, sociology, social psychology, etc.) to debate research in various areas of social difference and inequality. The program of the workshop is attached to this invitation.



About the speaker

Hans van Dijk is Assistant Professor at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University. Hans’ main research focus is on diversity and inclusion in organizations. He attempts to bridge research focusing on the business case for diversity with research focusing on the exclusion of individuals belonging to historically disadvantaged groups in organizations. His research shows how stereotype and status-related processes contribute to the exclusion of individuals belonging to historically disadvantaged groups as well as to lower performance. He has published studies on this topic as a lead author in a variety of journals, including Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Ethics, and Frontiers in Psychology. Two other areas of Hans’ research interests are refugee inclusion and meta-research.

Date and time: 2 March 2020, 10.30–12.00
Followed by lunch and a paper development workshop

Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg, Room: K2.53

Please register no later than 25 February, 2020.

Registered participants will be contacted with the final program a few days ahead of the event.

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Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Jakob Winkler
Phone: +45 3815 3815
bisplatforms@cbs.dk

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Jakob Winkler
Phone: +45 3815 3815
bisplatforms@cbs.dk