Professor, Organizational Behaviour

  • Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management

Profile

Alison M. Konrad arrived at Ivey in 2003 as a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Ivey Business School and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. She is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and has been 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 in 1996-97 and President of the Eastern Academy of Management in 1997-98. She was President of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values in 2002-04. Prior to joining the school, she was Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University.
 

Dr. Konrad's research interests center on gender and diversity in organizations. She received a CDN$113K grant from SSHRC to study Strategic Diversity Initiatives in Canadian organizations in 2004-07; a CDN$52K grant from SSHRC to study the impact of workplace diversity on innovation in 2007-10; a US$89K grant from the Graduate Admissions Council of Canada to study social networking among MBAs in 2008-09; and a CDN$149K grant from SSHRC to expand the social networking study to 2008-11. Her current work is funded by a $98K grant from SSHRC to study the impact of HRM practices in a diverse workplace (2012-17). Her work on gender effects on earnings, Affirmative Action programs, and gender differences in job attribute preferences has received three distinguished paper awards from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She was also 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 is a member of the Editorial Board for Administrative Science Quarterly and the Academy of Management Learning & Education.  She has served on the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Review and was 2003-07 Editor of Group and Organization Management.

Teaching

  • HBA Leading People in Organizations
  • Ph.D. Organizational Behaviour
  • Corporations & Society: Women in Leadership

Education

  • BA, Monmouth College
  • MA, Claremont Graduate University
  • PhD, Claremont Graduate University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Shin, D.J., Konrad, A.M., (forthcoming), "Causality between High Performance Work Systems and Organizational Performance", Journal of Management.
  • Konrad, A.M., Seidel, M-D., Lo, E., Bhardwaj, A., Qureshi, I., (forthcoming), "Variety, Dissimilarity, and Status Centrality in MBA Networks: Is the Minority or the Majority More Likely to Network across Diversity?", Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Bhardwaj, A., Qureshi, I., Konrad, A.M., Lee, M.S.H., 2016, "A Two-Wave Study of Self-Monitoring Personality, Social Network Churn, and In-Degree Centrality in Close Friendship and General Socializing Networks", Group & Organization Management, August 41(4): 526 - 559.
  • Zhu, Y., Konrad, A.M., Jiao, H.J., 2016, "Violation and Activation of Gender Expectations: Do Chinese Managerial Women Face a Narrow Band of Acceptable Career Guanxi Strategies?", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, March 33(1): 53 - 86.
  • Konrad, A.M., Radcliffe, V.S., Shin, D.J., 2016, "Participation in helping networks as social capital mobilization: Impact on influence for domestic men, domestic women, and international MBA students.", Academy of Management Learning & Education, March 15(1): 60 - 78.
  • Konrad, A.M., Yang, Y., Maurer, C.C., 2016, "Antecedents and Outcomes of Diversity and Equality Management Systems: An Integrated Institutional Agency and Strategic Human Resource Management Approach", Human Resource Management, January/February 55(1): 83 - 107.
  • Sidani, Y.M., Konrad, A.M., Karam, C.M., 2015, "From female leadership advantage to female leadership deficit: A developing country perspective", Career Development International, May 20(3): 273 - 292.
  • Lee, S-H., Qureshi, I., Konrad, A.M., Bhardwaj, A., 2014, "Proactive Personality, Heterophily, and the Moderating Role of Proactive Personality on Network Centrality and Psychological Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study", Journal of Business and Psychology, September 29(3): 381 - 395.
  • Konrad, A.M., Moore, M.E., Ng, E.S.W., Doherty, A.J., Breward, K., 2013, "Temporary work, underemployment and workplace accommodations: Relationship to well-being for workers with disabilities", British Journal of Management, September 24(3): 367 - 382.
  • Yang, Y., Konrad, A.M., Cannings, K., 2012, "Pay dispersion and earnings for women and men: A study of Swedish doctors.", Gender in Management: An International Journal 27(4): 249 - 270.
  • Stickney, L., Konrad, A.M., 2012, "Societal institutions and work and family gender-role attitudes", Organization Management Journal, December 9(4): 236 - 246.
  • Ayoko, O.B., Konrad, A.M., 2012, "Leaders’ transformational, conflict and emotional behaviors in culturally diverse workgroups", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Fall 31(8): 694 - 724.
  • Konrad, A.M., Yang, Y., 2012, "Is Using Work-Life Interface Benefits a Career-Limiting Move? An Examination of Women, Men, Lone Parents, and Parents with Partners", Journal of Organizational Behavior, November 33(8): 1095 - 1119.
  • Konrad, A.M., Moore, M.E., Doherty, A.J., Ng, E.S.W., Breward, K., 2012, "Vocational status and perceived well-being of workers with disabilities", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 31(2): 100 - 123.
  • Ayoko, O.B., Konrad, A.M., 2012, "Online work: Managing conflict and emotions for performance in virtual teams", European Management Journal, April 30(2): 156 - 174.

Honours & Awards

  • 2012-17: SSHRC Insight Grant, CDN$97,080 to study the impact of HRM systems in a diverse workplace.
  • 2013: Winner, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research for the paper, “Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? An examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with partners,” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33(8), 1095-1119. Award co-sponsored by the Center for Families at Purdue U. and the Boston College Center for Work and Family.

Experience

  • Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Ivey Business School, Western University (2003-present)
  • Professor of Human Resource Management, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University (2000-2003)
  • Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University (1994-2000)
  • Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University (1988-1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Stanford University (1986-1988)

Research/Course Development

  • Gender and Diversity in Organizations
  • Inclusivity Initiatives
  • Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Programs
  • Work-Life Program Initiatives
  • Work Values and Attitudes