Alison M. Konrad

Professor, Organizational Behaviour, University of Western Ontario; Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management, Richard IveySchool of Business (London, ON)

November 21, 2012

Alison M. Konrad is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Richard Ivey School of Business and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management.

Dr. Konrad earned her PhD in Applied Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. She is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and a member of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Advisory Board for Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100. Dr. Konrad was Chair of the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division from 1996 to 1997 and President of the Eastern Academy of Management from 1997 to 1998. She served as President of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining the school in 2003, she was Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.

Dr. Konrad’s research interests centre on gender and diversity in organizations. Her work on gender effects on earnings, affirmative action programs, and gender differences in job attribute preferences, has earned her three distinguished paper awards from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She was also a recipient of the division’s Sage Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management in 1998. Her work on Employer Initiatives to manage the Welfare to Work Transition was funded by a US$108K grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Dr. Konrad has published over 50 research articles on gender and diversity in organizations in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Relations, the Psychological Bulletin, Sex Roles, and the Strategic Management Journal. Dr. Konrad has served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review and was the editor of Group and Organization Management from 2003 to 2007.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Strengthening Canada's Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension (November 2012)