Readings and inspirations
Inspirational reading and other resources for female academics
If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also maintain a readings and inspirations section and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london.
A quick overview of past presentations can be found here. For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia. An overview of blogposts for nearly all our meetings is here. Feel free to share this information to anyone who might be interested.
Frontline IB interviews with female academics
This is the list as of 30 April 2022. I will be adding new interviews once a month, so please check the AIB Frontline conversations webpage if you want to watch the most recent interviews.
This little girl: stories by CYGNA members
This little girl is me is part of a campaign by Inspiring Girls International. Its aim is to raise young girls’ aspirations worldwide by encouraging women to share their childhood ambitions and inspire the next generation.
Several of our CYGNA members have participated. I hope many more will follow. Remember you don't have to be a full professor to share your story. Even PhD students have important stories to tell. Girls might relate even more to those closer to them in age.
|Anne-Wil Harzing||Karin Moser||Lorena Blasco-Arcas|
Doing research that matters
- Adler, N.J. (2008). I am my mother's daughter: early developmental influences on leadership. European Journal of International Management, 2(1): 6-21. Available online...
- Adler, N.J; Harzing, A.W. (2009). When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the sense and nonsense of academic rankings, The Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1): 72-95. Available online...
- Adler, N.J., & Hansen, H. (2012). Daring to Care Scholarship that Supports the Courage of Our Convictions. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(2): 128-139. Available online...
Blogsposts on gender in academia
- How to hold on to your sanity in academia
- Female academics: Wives of the organization?
- How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
- Not a Post About Gender and Academia
- Would you ask a male academic the same question?
- Trailblazers of diversity: editors and editorial board diversity
- Gender and geographical diversity in the JIBS editorial board: an update
- We need a different kind of superhero: improving gender diversity in academia
- Why are there so few female Economics professors?
CYGNA on Twitter
We do not yet have a dedicated CYGNA twitter account, but some CYGNA members tweet about gender related issues at #cygna_london
Watch a brief video on CYGNA at my YouTube channel
Interviews with inspirational female academics
Interviews with a range of inspirational female academics, all of whom have combined doing research that matters with a stellar academic career.
- Kawamura, K.M.; Eisler, R. (2013). Leadership: An interview with Nancy Adler, PhD, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 20(2). Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Kawamura, K.M. (2014). Kristine Marin Kawamura, PhD, interviews Susan E. Jackson, PhD, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 21(2)
- Ke, J. (2011). An interview with Dr Anne Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management: Part I – the scholarly journey. Journal of Chinese Human Resources Management, 2(2). Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Ke, J. (2011). An interview with Dr Anne Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management: Part II – the scholarly journey. Journal of Chinese Human Resources Management, 3(2): 151-159. Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Moore, K. (2014). The life and times of a senior scholar: an interview with Jane Dutton, Journal of Management History, 20(2): 140-144.
- Tung, R. (2017). Prologue, Voyages of self-discovery: a reflection on four decades of research on expatriation and cross-cultural interactions, Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) Vol. 12: Distance in International Business: Concept, Cost and Value. Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Williams, Z. (2016). Mary Beard: "The role of the academic is to make everything less simple", The Guardian, 23 April 2016.
- Wilson, S. (2020). Not an academic, but certainly inspirational: Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern’s coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership.
- The Academic Woman. An international platform championing recognition, well-being and positive action for more female empowerment.
- Chamorro-Premuzic, T. ; Gallop, C. (2020). 7 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn from Women, Harvard Business Review, 1 April 2020
- Feedback from CYGNA members on participating in the Aurora leadership programme, collated by Linn Zhang in this document.
- Academic men explain things to me, a blog about mansplaining in academia, hilarious and sad in equal measure. No longer seems to accept new postings, but there are 74 pages of posts to "enjoy".
- Huff, A. (1990). Wives of the Organization, Anne Huff's insightful paper on how many academic women (and some men) take on the role of "wives of the organization". The role involves taking on many academic activities that, although essential to the smooth functioning of a university, are rarely rewarded or even consciously noticed, much like cooking the daily family dinner. Although written 25 years ago, it has lost none of its relevance.
- Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers. About the many behaviors that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults.
- Mayer, D. (2017). How Not to Advocate for a Woman at Work, Harvard Business Review, 17 July.
- Bahn, K. (2014). Faking It: Women, Academia, and Impostor Syndrome
- CYGNA member Daniela Lup's research: Becoming a Manager Increases Men’s Job Satisfaction, But Not Women’s
- 2018 Dossier Women in Economics dealing with the lack of senior female academics in the Netherlands.
- In 1000 words: #TimeIsUp, academics and organization studies, in which women share their experiences about working in academia. You can download the whole issue here, but I am hotlinking Steffi Siegert's contribution here as a pdf. Compulsory reading for any female academic.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.