Sex Roles

, Volume 53, Issue 9–10, pp 727–738 | Cite as

Research Productivity, Gender, Family, and Tenure in Organization Science Careers

  • Teresa J. Rothausen-Vange
  • Janet H. Marler
  • Patrick M. Wright


In a sample of 162 associate professors of organization science, women in more research-oriented departments had published significantly more during their assistant professor periods than did those in less research-oriented departments, whereas this effect was not observed for men. In more research-oriented departments, men were more likely to have had families (partners and/or dependents) in their assistant professor periods than were women. Patterns in the data suggest that women published more than men in more research-oriented departments but less than men in less research-oriented departments. Findings are discussed in light of person–organization fit theories, gender theories, academic productivity, and gender differences research.

Key Words

productivity promotion gender tenure family academic careers self-selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa J. Rothausen-Vange
    • 1
    • 4
  • Janet H. Marler
    • 2
  • Patrick M. Wright
    • 3
  1. 1.University of St. ThomasMinneapolis
  2. 2.State University of New YorkAlbany
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityUSA
  4. 4.University of St. ThomasMinneapolis

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