Corporate gender dynamics are an important factor in women’s job-seekers decision-making

Published: 3 February 2023

Male-dominated startups have more difficulty hiring female talent, and their company’s gender dynamics play a role. An article in cites research from Desautels Prof. Elena Obukhova,...

Layoffs can burden employees that remain, contribute to resignations 

Published: 25 January 2023

Beneath the spectre of a looming recession, Microsoft announced that it would lay off 12,000 people in January 2023. Just a few days later, Amazon announced it would lay off more than 18,000. These...

China widens gender and sexuality gap in media

Published: 1 December 2021

Earlier this fall, the Chinese government banned coverage of feminine-presenting men from TV shows and other broadcasted programming. The news provokes new fears and questions surrounding gender,...

Fortnite shuts down servers in China

Published: 1 December 2021

On November 15, the popular multi-player computer game, Fortnite, indefinitely closed its Chinese servers. In pulling out of China, Fortnite creator Epic Games follows the lead of Microsoft, which...

Scouting and Schmoozing: A Gender Difference in Networking During Job Search

Published: 9 February 2021

Authors: Elena Obukhova and A.M. KleinbaumPublication: Academy of Management Discoveries, ForthcomingAbstract:

Women network harder for same outcomes

Published: 12 January 2021

Most job seekers rely on networking to land the next position, but women candidates take extra steps to identify workplaces that are inclusive and supportive. In tandem with a professor from...

Market Transition and Network-Based Job Matching in China: The Referrer Perspective

Published: 3 September 2020

Authors: Elena Obukhova, Brian Rubineau Publication: Industrial Labor Relations Review (ILR Review), July 28, 2020 Abstract:

Entrepreneurs build community to get through the pandemic

Published: 29 July 2020

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on small businesses, with almost half of Canadian small businesses battling significant reductions in sales and staffing. Elena Obukhova and Daphne Demetry,...

Elena Obukhova awarded 2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Published: 23 April 2019

Congratulations to Elena Obukhova, Assistant Professor in Strategy & Organization awarded 2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant “Gender and job information sharing through social contacts: A...


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