CDW Research Seminar: Women working and managing internationally with Professor Kate Hutchings

This research seminar is hosted by the Centre for Decent Work Research Centre (CDW) part of the division of Work, Employment, People and Organisation (WEPO) at Sheffield University Management School

Women working and managing internationally: Reviewing organisational, individual and national issues contributing to continuing gender segregation in global workplaces

Professor Kate Hutchings, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia

The international gender gap in women’s employment and career progression, arising from factors including gender discrimination, horizontal and vertical segregation, and work/family conflict, is evident within countries and is also reflected in women’s opportunities to expatriate to work in, and manage, organisations across countries. In this presentation, Professor Hutchings will examine the current state of the global gender gap, and analyse gender segregation theory as it relates to the extant research highlighting organisational, individual and national socio-cultural barriers to women working in international management. In discussing her own stream of research in this area, which has specifically examined women from, and working in, the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, she will explore issues associated with the continuing under-representation of women in international management and consider challenges and issues for women in particular occupations and industries/sectors. The presentation will conclude with highlighting some areas for future research on women working internationally.


Kate Hutchings, FCAHR (Ph.D. University of Queensland, Australia) is Professor of HRM in the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia. Kate has previously been employed in several other universities in Australia, held visiting professor positions in Denmark, France, the USA and the UK, taught short courses in China and Malaysia, and conducted and presented research in a wide range of countries throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North America. Kate’s research in HRM has focused on: attraction, selection and retention, training and development, and diversity (age, ethnicity, gender). Kate’s research in International HRM has focused on expatriates/expatriate management, gender in international management, and HRM practices in developing economies. Kate has a particular research interest in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Amongst others, her research has appeared in: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Management International Review.


12:30 - 13:00 lunch and networking in the Courtyard Cafe (Level C)

13:00 - 14.15 Seminar takes place in LT02 (Level B)

Event Details

When: June 24, 2019 at 12:00pm—2:30pm

Where: Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Alumni, Student, Business

Book Event