Title

Research productivity, gender, family, and tenure in organization science careers

Department/School

Management

Date of this version

11-2005

Document Type

Article

Keywords

productivity, promotion, gender, tenure, family, academic careers, self-selection

Abstract

In a sample of 162 associate professors of organization science, women in more researchoriented departments had published significantly more during their assistant professor periods than did those in less research-oriented departments, whereas this effect was not observed for men. In more research-oriented departments, men were more likely to have had families (partners and/or dependents) in their assistant professor periods than were women. Patterns in the data suggest that women published more than men in more research-oriented departments but less than men in less research-oriented departments. Findings are discussed in light of person–organization fit theories, gender theories, academic productivity, and gender differences research.

Published in

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

Citation/Other Information

Rothausen, T.J., Marler, J.H., and Wright, P.M. (2005). Research productivity, gender, family, and tenure in organization science careers. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 53, 727-738.