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2017 Kanter Award Winner Announced

We are very pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Congratulations to Stephen H. Courtright, Richard E. Gardner, Troy A. Smith, Brian W. McCormick, and Amy E. Colbert! Their Academy of Management article, "My Family Made Me Do It: A Cross-Domain, Self-Regulatory Perspective on Antecedents to Abusive Supervision," was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award. Congratulations to all of this year's nominees and finalists!

 

2017 Kanter Award Nominees and Finalists Announced

In collaboration with The Center for Families at Purdue University, we are pleased to announce the nominees and finalists for the 2017 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The award is presented to the author(s) of the best research paper published in a given year. ​ Read information on the articles that have been selected. This year’s winner will be announced at the upcoming Boston College Workforce Roundtable Fall 2017 Meeting, October 11-13, in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

2016 Kanter Award Winner Announced

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research! Congratulations to Markus Gangl & Andrea Ziefle, of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, for their winning article "The Making of a Good Woman: Extended Parental Leave Entitlements and Mothers' Work Commitment in Germany," published in the American Journal of Sociology. The winner was announced at the WFRN Conference in Washington, DC on June 24th.

Erin Kelly accepts Kanter Award
Erin Kelly accepts 2015 Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth at the BCCWF 25th Anniversary Celebration

 

2015 ROSABETH MOSS KANTER AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

 

Chestnut Hill, MA (October 1, 2015) 

 

As we begin the celebration of National Work and Family Month, we are very pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Congratulations to Erin L. KellyPhyllis MoenJ. Michael OakesWen FanCassandra OkechukwuKelly D. DavisLeslie B. HammerEllen Ernst KossekRosalind Berkowitz KingGinger C. HansonFrank Mierzwa, and Lynne M. Casper. Their American Sociological Review article, "Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network," was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award!

 

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New: Announcing the 2015 Kanter Award Finalists

 

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Awards for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The winner of this prestigious award will be selected by academic and corporate reviewers and will be announced in October, 2015 and recognized at the Boston College Center for Work & Family 25th Anniversary Gala on  November 5, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Read about the finalists and their research here.

 

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2014 Kanter Award Winner Announced!

 

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Congratulations to Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour - winners of the 2014 Kanter Award for their paper National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

The award was given at the WFRN Conference on June 21. 2014. Press Release. Kanter 2014 Winner and Nominees.

 

**NEW 2014 Kanter Award Top 10 Takeaways Publication**

 

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Alison Konrad receives the 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

 

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Announced!

Congratulations to Alison Konrad and Yang Yang

Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? An
examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with
partners.
(2012)
Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119

Press Release

2013 Kanter Award Publication

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Finalists Announced!

View the Press Release

 

 

2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Web Conference Series

We are pleased to invite your participation in our webconference series featuring nominees for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award.  Three exciting web conferences have been scheduled for 2014:

 

  • Don't blame the babies: Work hours mismatches and the role of children Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12pm - 1pm ET Featuring Jeremy Reynolds, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia   Web conference recording
  • Individual and Organizational Solutions to Work-Family Conflict Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9am-10am ET Featuring Amit Somech, Professor of Organizational Psychology, and Head of Educational Administration Department, University of Haifa, Israel Web conference recording
  • It's all a blur: workload and work family Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10am - 11am ET Featuring Paul Glavin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University, and Scott Schieman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto Web conference recording

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Announcing the 2012 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages.

by L.C. Sayer, P. England, P.D. Allison & K. Kangas

American Journal of Sociology (2011) 116:6, 1982-2018.

sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

 

2011 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings.

by M.J. Hodges & M. J. Budig

Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010).

mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

Top 10 Takeaways from the 2011 and 2012 Kanter Awards

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2016: Markus Gangl & Andrea Ziefle

The Making of a Good Woman: Extended Parental Leave Entitlements and Mothers' Work Commitment in Germany, published in the American Journal of Sociology. 

 

 

2015: Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, J. Michael Oakes, Wen Fan, Cassandra Okechukwu, Kelly Davis, Leslie Hammer, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Rosalind Berkowitz King, Ginger Hanson, Frank Mierzwa, Lynne M. Casper.

Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network, The American Sociological Review

 

2014: Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour

National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

 

2013: Allison Konrad and Yang Yang

An examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with partners. Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119. akonrad@ivey.uwo.ca.

 

 

2012: Liana C. Sayer, Paula England, Paul D. Allison & Nicole Kangas

She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages. American Journal of Sociology 116:6, 1982- 2018  sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

 

2011: Melissa J. Hodges and Michelle Budig

Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings. Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010). mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

2010: Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, and Matthew Sheep

Balancing borders and bridges: Negotiating the work-home interface via boundary work tactics. Academy of Management Journal 52 (4), 704-730.

Boundary Tactics Tip Sheet

Boundaries Between Home and Work Self-Assessment

About the Award

The Boston College Center for Work & Family and The Center for Families at Purdue University developed the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award to raise the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities.  Named in honor of Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who has been identified as the most influential contributor to modern literature on work and family, the Kanter Award is given for the best research paper published during the year. Nominations are not accepted. The finalist articles are selected through a vigorous process involving review by a committee of over 60 leading scholars. Through the generous sponsorship of the Corporate Partners of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, the standards of quality for work-family research will continue to rise, and actionable findings from the best studies will become more commonplace in business communities to inform policy and best people practices.

 

Award Criteria

Studies are selected based on four basic criteria:

  • Strong Connections to Theory. By linking their ideas to theoretical schools of thought, the authors position their studies at the leading edge of existing knowledge. Their findings not only test their own hypotheses, but the propositions of entire theories. As the evidence for or against particular theories mounts, researchers can focus their energies on ideas with the greatest likelkihood of being correct 
  • Large Samples. In addition to being large, many of the samples are randomly selected and/or nationally representative. When not large, samples typically comprise hard-to-find or theoretically important groups. 
  • Detailed Data. Many of the studies use longitudinal data. The data sources are also diverse, such as policy analysis, time-use studies, in-depth interviews, or public records of organizational performance. 
  • Creativity. Throughout the studies there are many examples of researchers developing creative solutions to research problems. A couple examples from past nominees include working around the problem of trying to develop a representative sample with limited resources and a pool of volunteer respondents (who usually aren't representative) and using transition to retirement to reveal the dynamics of dividing household labor.

 

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Center for Families at Purdue University 

With research, education, and outreach, the Center for Families at Purdue University strengthens services to families provided by employers, legislators, and others. www.cfs.purdue.edu/CFF/

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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work & Family is a global leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. Find us on the web at www.bc.edu/cwf and on Twitter @BCCWF

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge; and in 2002 was named "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" by the World Teleport Association, and in 2010 received the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals.  She is the author or co-author of 18 books.  Her latest book,SuperCorp:  How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com.

2017 Kanter Award Nominees and Finalists Announced

 

 

2016 Kanter Award Winner Announced

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research! Congratulations to Markus Gangl & Andrea Ziefle, of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, for their winning article "The Making of a Good Woman: Extended Parental Leave Entitlements and Mothers' Work Commitment in Germany," published in the American Journal of Sociology. The winner was announced at the WFRN Conference in Washington, DC on June 24th.

Erin Kelly accepts Kanter Award
Erin Kelly accepts 2015 Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth at the BCCWF 25th Anniversary Celebration

 

2015 ROSABETH MOSS KANTER AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

 

Chestnut Hill, MA (October 1, 2015) 

 

As we begin the celebration of National Work and Family Month, we are very pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Congratulations to Erin L. KellyPhyllis MoenJ. Michael OakesWen FanCassandra OkechukwuKelly D. DavisLeslie B. HammerEllen Ernst KossekRosalind Berkowitz KingGinger C. HansonFrank Mierzwa, and Lynne M. Casper. Their American Sociological Review article, "Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network," was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award!

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

New: Announcing the 2015 Kanter Award Finalists

 

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Awards for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The winner of this prestigious award will be selected by academic and corporate reviewers and will be announced in October, 2015 and recognized at the Boston College Center for Work & Family 25th Anniversary Gala on  November 5, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Read about the finalists and their research here.

 

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2014 Kanter Award Winner Announced!

 

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Congratulations to Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour - winners of the 2014 Kanter Award for their paper National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

The award was given at the WFRN Conference on June 21. 2014. Press Release. Kanter 2014 Winner and Nominees.

 

**NEW 2014 Kanter Award Top 10 Takeaways Publication**

 

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Alison Konrad receives the 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

 

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Announced!

Congratulations to Alison Konrad and Yang Yang

Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? An
examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with
partners.
(2012)
Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119

Press Release

2013 Kanter Award Publication

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Finalists Announced!

View the Press Release

 

 

2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Web Conference Series

We are pleased to invite your participation in our webconference series featuring nominees for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award.  Three exciting web conferences have been scheduled for 2014:

 

  • Don't blame the babies: Work hours mismatches and the role of children Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12pm - 1pm ET Featuring Jeremy Reynolds, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia   Web conference recording
  • Individual and Organizational Solutions to Work-Family Conflict Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9am-10am ET Featuring Amit Somech, Professor of Organizational Psychology, and Head of Educational Administration Department, University of Haifa, Israel Web conference recording
  • It's all a blur: workload and work family Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10am - 11am ET Featuring Paul Glavin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University, and Scott Schieman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto Web conference recording

_______________________________________________________________________

Announcing the 2012 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages.

by L.C. Sayer, P. England, P.D. Allison & K. Kangas

American Journal of Sociology (2011) 116:6, 1982-2018.

sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

 

2011 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings.

by M.J. Hodges & M. J. Budig

Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010).

mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

Top 10 Takeaways from the 2011 and 2012 Kanter Awards

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2014: Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour

National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

2013: Allison Konrad and Yang Yang

Konrad, A. (2012). An examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with partners. Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119. akonrad@ivey.uwo.ca.

2012: Liana C. Sayer, Paula England, Paul D. Allison & Nicole Kangas

Sayer, L.C., England, P., Allison, P.D., & Kangas, K. (2011). She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages. American Journal of Sociology 116:6, 1982-2018. sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

2011: Melissa J. Hodges and Michelle Budig

M.J. Hodges & M. J. Budig Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings. Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010). mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

 

About the Award

The Boston College Center for Work & Family and The Center for Families at Purdue University developed the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award to raise the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities.  Named in honor of Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who has been identified as the most influential contributor to modern literature on work and family, the Kanter Award is given for the best research paper published during the year. Nominations are not accepted. The finalist articles are selected through a vigorous process involving review by a committee of over 60 leading scholars. Through the generous sponsorship of the Corporate Partners of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, the standards of quality for work-family research will continue to rise, and actionable findings from the best studies will become more commonplace in business communities to inform policy and best people practices.

 

Award Criteria

Studies are selected based on four basic criteria:

  • Strong Connections to Theory. By linking their ideas to theoretical schools of thought, the authors position their studies at the leading edge of existing knowledge. Their findings not only test their own hypotheses, but the propositions of entire theories. As the evidence for or against particular theories mounts, researchers can focus their energies on ideas with the greatest likelkihood of being correct 
  • Large Samples. In addition to being large, many of the samples are randomly selected and/or nationally representative. When not large, samples typically comprise hard-to-find or theoretically important groups. 
  • Detailed Data. Many of the studies use longitudinal data. The data sources are also diverse, such as policy analysis, time-use studies, in-depth interviews, or public records of organizational performance. 
  • Creativity. Throughout the studies there are many examples of researchers developing creative solutions to research problems. A couple examples from past nominees include working around the problem of trying to develop a representative sample with limited resources and a pool of volunteer respondents (who usually aren't representative) and using transition to retirement to reveal the dynamics of dividing household labor.

 

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Center for Families at Purdue University 

With research, education, and outreach, the Center for Families at Purdue University strengthens services to families provided by employers, legislators, and others. www.cfs.purdue.edu/CFF/

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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work & Family is a global leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. Find us on the web at www.bc.edu/cwf and on Twitter @BCCWF

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge; and in 2002 was named "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" by the World Teleport Association, and in 2010 received the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals.  She is the author or co-author of 18 books.  Her latest book,SuperCorp:  How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com.

2017 Kanter Award Nominees and Finalists Announced

 

 

2016 Kanter Award Winner Announced

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research! Congratulations to Markus Gangl & Andrea Ziefle, of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, for their winning article "The Making of a Good Woman: Extended Parental Leave Entitlements and Mothers' Work Commitment in Germany," published in the American Journal of Sociology. The winner was announced at the WFRN Conference in Washington, DC on June 24th.

Erin Kelly accepts Kanter Award
Erin Kelly accepts 2015 Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth at the BCCWF 25th Anniversary Celebration

 

2015 ROSABETH MOSS KANTER AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

 

Chestnut Hill, MA (October 1, 2015) 

 

As we begin the celebration of National Work and Family Month, we are very pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Congratulations to Erin L. KellyPhyllis MoenJ. Michael OakesWen FanCassandra OkechukwuKelly D. DavisLeslie B. HammerEllen Ernst KossekRosalind Berkowitz KingGinger C. HansonFrank Mierzwa, and Lynne M. Casper. Their American Sociological Review article, "Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network," was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award!

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

New: Announcing the 2015 Kanter Award Finalists

 

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Awards for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The winner of this prestigious award will be selected by academic and corporate reviewers and will be announced in October, 2015 and recognized at the Boston College Center for Work & Family 25th Anniversary Gala on  November 5, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Read about the finalists and their research here.

 

____________________________________________

 

2014 Kanter Award Winner Announced!

 

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Congratulations to Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour - winners of the 2014 Kanter Award for their paper National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

The award was given at the WFRN Conference on June 21. 2014. Press Release. Kanter 2014 Winner and Nominees.

 

**NEW 2014 Kanter Award Top 10 Takeaways Publication**

 

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Alison Konrad receives the 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award from Brad Harrington and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

 

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Announced!

Congratulations to Alison Konrad and Yang Yang

Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? An
examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with
partners.
(2012)
Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119

Press Release

2013 Kanter Award Publication

2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Finalists Announced!

View the Press Release

 

 

2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Web Conference Series

We are pleased to invite your participation in our webconference series featuring nominees for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award.  Three exciting web conferences have been scheduled for 2014:

 

  • Don't blame the babies: Work hours mismatches and the role of children Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12pm - 1pm ET Featuring Jeremy Reynolds, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia   Web conference recording
  • Individual and Organizational Solutions to Work-Family Conflict Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9am-10am ET Featuring Amit Somech, Professor of Organizational Psychology, and Head of Educational Administration Department, University of Haifa, Israel Web conference recording
  • It's all a blur: workload and work family Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10am - 11am ET Featuring Paul Glavin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University, and Scott Schieman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto Web conference recording

_______________________________________________________________________

Announcing the 2012 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages.

by L.C. Sayer, P. England, P.D. Allison & K. Kangas

American Journal of Sociology (2011) 116:6, 1982-2018.

sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

 

2011 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner

Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings.

by M.J. Hodges & M. J. Budig

Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010).

mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

Top 10 Takeaways from the 2011 and 2012 Kanter Awards

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2014: Laura denDulk, Sandra Groeneveld, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, and Monique Valcour

National context in work-life research: A multi-level cross-national analysis of the adoption of workplace work-life arrangements in Europe published in the European Management Journal.

2013: Allison Konrad and Yang Yang

Konrad, A. (2012). An examination of women, men, lone parents, and parents with partners. Is using work-life interface benefits a career-limiting move? Journal of Organizational Behavior 33, 1095-1119. akonrad@ivey.uwo.ca.

2012: Liana C. Sayer, Paula England, Paul D. Allison & Nicole Kangas

Sayer, L.C., England, P., Allison, P.D., & Kangas, K. (2011). She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages. American Journal of Sociology 116:6, 1982-2018. sayer.12@sociology.osu.edu

2011: Melissa J. Hodges and Michelle Budig

M.J. Hodges & M. J. Budig Who Gets the Daddy Bonus? : Organizational Hegemonic Masculinity and the Impact of Fatherhood on Earnings. Gender & Society 24(6), 717-745 (2010). mjhodges@soc.umass.edu

 

 

About the Award

The Boston College Center for Work & Family and The Center for Families at Purdue University developed the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award to raise the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities.  Named in honor of Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who has been identified as the most influential contributor to modern literature on work and family, the Kanter Award is given for the best research paper published during the year. Nominations are not accepted. The finalist articles are selected through a vigorous process involving review by a committee of over 60 leading scholars. Through the generous sponsorship of the Corporate Partners of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, the standards of quality for work-family research will continue to rise, and actionable findings from the best studies will become more commonplace in business communities to inform policy and best people practices.

 

Award Criteria

Studies are selected based on four basic criteria:

  • Strong Connections to Theory. By linking their ideas to theoretical schools of thought, the authors position their studies at the leading edge of existing knowledge. Their findings not only test their own hypotheses, but the propositions of entire theories. As the evidence for or against particular theories mounts, researchers can focus their energies on ideas with the greatest likelkihood of being correct 
  • Large Samples. In addition to being large, many of the samples are randomly selected and/or nationally representative. When not large, samples typically comprise hard-to-find or theoretically important groups. 
  • Detailed Data. Many of the studies use longitudinal data. The data sources are also diverse, such as policy analysis, time-use studies, in-depth interviews, or public records of organizational performance. 
  • Creativity. Throughout the studies there are many examples of researchers developing creative solutions to research problems. A couple examples from past nominees include working around the problem of trying to develop a representative sample with limited resources and a pool of volunteer respondents (who usually aren't representative) and using transition to retirement to reveal the dynamics of dividing household labor.

 

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Center for Families at Purdue University 

With research, education, and outreach, the Center for Families at Purdue University strengthens services to families provided by employers, legislators, and others. www.cfs.purdue.edu/CFF/

file

Boston College Center for Work & Family

Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work & Family is a global leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. Find us on the web at www.bc.edu/cwf and on Twitter @BCCWF

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge; and in 2002 was named "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" by the World Teleport Association, and in 2010 received the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals.  She is the author or co-author of 18 books.  Her latest book,SuperCorp:  How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com.