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In a recent study, Insiya Hussain, an assistant professor of management at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business, surveyed 3,234 participants during three separate studies.
With colleagues Subra Tangirala of the University of Maryland and Elad Sherf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she asked each group a different set of questions about a range of gender equity proposals, from training women in how to negotiate for higher pay to ensuring that women formed at least 50% of the candidates for leadership positions.
Mixed-gender coalitions (owing to the participation of men) were able to signal that gender equity is an important issue for the organization.
Additionally, mixed-gender coalitions (owing to the participation of women) were able to signal that they had the right to speak up about gender equity issues.
“This research addresses how best to form an advocacy group to raise these issues, if you want to get results,” Hussain said.
The research is online in the Academy of Management Journal.
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