CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Corporate Social Responsibility and Discrimination

Gender Bias in Personnel Selection

Authors: Keinert-Kisin, Christina

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  • Examines the principles and mechanisms of gender discrimination in the workplace
  • Describes gender discrimination as a CSR problem
  • Presents and discusses the results of a major laboratory experiment in the male-dominated field of science and technology
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About this book

This book presents and deconstructs the existing explanations for the differential career development of qualified men and women. It reframes the problem of discrimination in the workplace as a matter of organizational ethics, social responsibility and compliance with existing equal opportunity laws. Sensitive points are identified where social biases, decision-makers' individual economic interests and shortcomings of organizational incentive policies may lead to discrimination against qualified women. The ideas put forward are empirically tested in an original laboratory experiment that examines personnel selection in the male-dominated field of science and technology. It contrasts the selection of applicants with gendered and gender-blind applications available to subjects under controlled conditions. 30% of participants were high-level decision-makers, which is unprecedented in this field of research. The results, highly relevant for organizational practice, are explained and discussed in detail.

About the authors

Christina Keinert-Kisin holds a doctorate in business and economic sciences and a law degree. She studied at University of Vienna and ESCP-EAP, Paris. Her research and teaching is focused on Corporate Social Responsibility, business ethics, gender studies and corporate compliance. She is a legal practitioner specializing in issues of compliance, white-collar crime, and litigation.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Social Responsibility and Discrimination
Book Subtitle
Gender Bias in Personnel Selection
Authors
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29158-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29158-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29156-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80504-7
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 242
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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