Celebrated HEC Paris Inequality Research Conference

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On May 19-20, HEC Paris Inequality Research Conference was held at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris. The conference organizers were Roxana Barbulescu and Rodolphe Durand of the business school HEC Paris.

In this Conference, there were invited a small number of international researchers working at the intersection of organization studies and inequality to share their work-in-progress and forge closer collaborative links. Inequality of rewards distribution (income, access, status) across different groups in society has become a growing topic of concern for academics across the social sciences. It is also emerging as a central interest for scholars of organizations.

The Keynote address “Why Diversity Management Fails” was given by Frank Dobbin (Harvard University).

Next, the paper session entitled “Boards and Executive Careers” was held. In this session, Cristina Quintana, director of the Santander Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the University of Malaga , with her colleague Marta M. Elvira (IESE) presented their work about gender inequality in executive compensation.

In the following sessions, scholars presented the results of their research regarding issues that influence inequality: homophily, ties and networks; market mechanisms; y organizational mechanisms.