Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society

Project

Gender Equality in Decision Making (GEM)

Project Description

The project’s particular focus is on HR-related practices, specifically on selection, performance management and promotions/advancement, and aims to influence private and public sector employers to improve gender balance in key decision-making positions through the design and development of a ‘Best Practice Guide to Accelerate Progress towards Gender Balance in Key Decision-Making Positions’. An additional aim is to encourage business schools to promote gender diversity in leadership positions through the design of a training programme for undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience students on ‘Why gender balance on key decision-making committees makes good business sense’.

Project Details

Principal Investigator:

Dr Christine Cross

Co-Investigators:

Mr Tommy Foy, Human Resources Director
Ms Marie Connolly, HR Manager
Post-doctoral Researcher: Dr. Caroline Murphy

External Partners:

Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation; Cranfield School of Management, UK; Dell Computers, EMEA; University of Abertay, Scotland.

Dates:

October 2014 - September 2016

Grant Source:

European Commission PROGRESS

Grant Amount:

Total funding: 311.929,05
EU funding: 249.543,24
Matched funding: 62,385.81

Project Outputs

 
Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society