Corporate gender dynamics are an important factor in women’s job-seekers decision-making
Male-dominated startups have more difficulty hiring female talent, and their company’s gender dynamics play a role. An article in Forbes.com cites research from Desautels Prof. Elena Obukhova, which has shown that female job-seekers give consideration to how women are treated in their prospective workplaces.
Layoffs can burden employees that remain, contribute to resignations
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 measures could help the tech giants reduce costs and weather the downturn, but they also carry risk.
China widens gender and sexuality gap in media
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, culture, and art among Chinese communities, says Professor Elena Obukhova.
Fortnite shuts down servers in China
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 pulled LinkedIn out of China last October, and Google, which has been absent from the country for over a decade.
Women network harder for same outcomes
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 Dartmouth College, Professor Elena Obukhova released a study that focuses on the concept of “scouting” for a job.
Entrepreneurs build community to get through the pandemic
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on small businesses, with almost half of Canadian small businesses battling significant reductions in sales and staffing.
How a Desautels professor is sensitizing students to fake news
“Fake news” is a term that has planted itself firmly in the common lexicon over the past year and its implications are serious – from swaying consumers to undermining the tenets of democracy and free debate.
These profound consequences are what prompted Elena Obukhova, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management, to take action in the classroom through an innovative assignment.
A Chinese student and the Desautels Professors who inspired her
In a recent op-ed on sohu.com, Chuqing Zhang describes the four months she spent in Montreal at the Desautels Faculty of Management as an important phase in her development as an academic.