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Challenging male dominance through the substantive representation of women: The case of an online women’s mentoring platform (2020)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., Lopes, A., & Warren, S. (in press). Challenging male dominance through the substantive representation of women: The case of an online women’s mentoring platform. New Technology, Work and Employment, https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12166

This article analyses the design of an online mentoring platform—for women by women—in a high-technology, male-dominated UK industry: aviation and aerospace. Based on interviews with professionals and managers, we analyse the journey of the women inv... Read More about Challenging male dominance through the substantive representation of women: The case of an online women’s mentoring platform.

The value of non-executive directors to small and medium size enterprises, including a gender perspective (2018)
Report
Durbin, S., Schedlitzki, D., Adelopo, I., & Warren, S. The value of non-executive directors to small and medium size enterprises, including a gender perspective

The role and value of NEDs is well defined within listed companies but little is known about NEDs in the SME market. Given the importance of SMEs to the economy and the need to support their growth and development, TLT, ACCA, Transpire and Practice c... Read More about The value of non-executive directors to small and medium size enterprises, including a gender perspective.

Creating change through feminist solidarities: Critical actors building critical mass (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Durbin, S., Lopes, A., & Warren, S. (2017, August). Creating change through feminist solidarities: Critical actors building critical mass. Paper presented at European Sociological Conference

Europe has an increasingly ageing workforce and will experience an on-going reduction in its working age population (ILO, 2016). In parallel, we are witnessing a shortage of skills in some economically critical industries, especially engineering, whi... Read More about Creating change through feminist solidarities: Critical actors building critical mass.

Will the Head of Engineering please stand Up? The under-representation of women in engineering (2017)
Book Chapter
Durbin, S., lopes, A., & Warren, S. (2017). Will the Head of Engineering please stand Up? The under-representation of women in engineering. In K. Broadbent, G. Healy, & G. Strachan (Eds.), Gender and the Professions, 169-184. Routledge

This chapter examines a highly gender segregated area of employment for women – engineering – a profession where this segregation begins at school, continues through to the workplace and is underpinned by gender stereotypical views of what constitute... Read More about Will the Head of Engineering please stand Up? The under-representation of women in engineering.

Mentoring for equality: Women activists creating change in the UK aviation and aerospace industry (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Durbin, S., Lopes, A., Neugebauer, J., & Warren, S. (2016, June). Mentoring for equality: Women activists creating change in the UK aviation and aerospace industry. Paper presented at Acting for Women and Equalities in Organizations? Gender, Work and Organization Conference

The UK aviation and aerospace industry remains one of the most male dominated industries in the UK. While academic research has focused upon women’s reluctance to enter STEM employment, their propensity to leave when they become mothers and the lack... Read More about Mentoring for equality: Women activists creating change in the UK aviation and aerospace industry.

Mentoring professional women in aviation and aerospace (2015)
Journal Article
Lopes, A., Durbin, S., Neugebauer, J., & Warren, S. (2015). Mentoring professional women in aviation and aerospace

In this article, we report on a new ESRC co-funded project which aims to design, implement and develop a mentoring scheme for female professionals within the aviation and aerospace industry, through a knowledge exchange partnership between UWE, the R... Read More about Mentoring professional women in aviation and aerospace.

Female part-time managers: Careers, mentors and role models (2014)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., & Tomlinson, J. (2014). Female part-time managers: Careers, mentors and role models. Gender, Work and Organization, 21(4), 308-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12038

This paper explores the careers of 27 women employed as part-time managers in a range of UK public, private and not-for-profit sector organizations. Drawing upon semi-structured interviews, the article briefly summarizes the career trajectories of th... Read More about Female part-time managers: Careers, mentors and role models.

Workplace partnership and professional workers: 'about as useful as a chocolate teapot'? (2013)
Journal Article
Richardson, M., Durbin, S., Danford, A., Danford, A., Durbin, S., Richardson, M., …Tailby, S. (2014). Workplace partnership and professional workers: 'about as useful as a chocolate teapot'?. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(6), 879-894. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2013.852606

The labour processes and employment relations that characterise the working conditions of many professional workers might be expected to generate the high-trust environment required for cooperative, partnership-style management-union relations. Howev... Read More about Workplace partnership and professional workers: 'about as useful as a chocolate teapot'?.

Knowledge creation, call centres and gender: A critical perspective (2011)
Book Chapter
Durbin, S. (2011). Knowledge creation, call centres and gender: A critical perspective. In B. Krings (Ed.), Brain Drain or Brain Gain: Changes of work in knowledge-based societies, 241-260. Sigma

This chapter analyses the design of call centres and the implications of this from a business and gender perspective. It is based upon research in two UK call centres developed by two leading financial services organisations, referred to throughout a... Read More about Knowledge creation, call centres and gender: A critical perspective.

Creating knowledge through networks: A gender perspective (2011)
Journal Article
Durbin, S. (2011). Creating knowledge through networks: A gender perspective. Gender, Work and Organization, 18(1), 90-112. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0432.2010.00536.x

This article offers a theoretical analysis of knowledge creation through networking, specifically drawing upon the example of female senior managers as potential knowledge creators. The article constructs a model of networks and their corresponding k... Read More about Creating knowledge through networks: A gender perspective.

Foreword (2010)
Journal Article
Trauth, E. M., & Durbin, S. (2010). Foreword. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-657-5

Very few studies of senior female scientists have been conducted in the UK. This chapter explores the careers of thirteen senior female scientists in a UK public sector organisation where men dominate. These women operate within a context which reinf... Read More about Foreword.

Female part-time managers: Networks and career mobility (2010)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., & Tomlinson, J. (2010). Female part-time managers: Networks and career mobility. Work, Employment and Society, 24(4), 621-640. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017010380631

The promotional prospects, career mobility and networking experiences of 16 female part-time managers are explored in this article. It attempts to explain the labour market position of female part-time managers, comparing their employment experiences... Read More about Female part-time managers: Networks and career mobility.

Female part-time managers: Work-life balance, aspirations and career mobility (2010)
Journal Article
Tomlinson, J., & Durbin, S. (2010). Female part-time managers: Work-life balance, aspirations and career mobility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29(3), 255-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610151011028859

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the employment trajectories, aspirations, worklife balance and career mobility of women working as parttime managers. Design/methodology/approach – Indepth, semistructured interviews were conducte... Read More about Female part-time managers: Work-life balance, aspirations and career mobility.

Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction (2010)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., & Fleetwood, S. (2010). Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29(3), 221-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610151011028831

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the relationship between the causes of gender inequality in employment and policies designed to eliminate or ameliorate it. When this is brought into focus, some fundamental shortcomings in polic... Read More about Gender inequality in employment: Editors' introduction.

Gender, intersectionality and labour process theory (2010)
Book Chapter
Durbin, S., & Conley, H. (2010). Gender, intersectionality and labour process theory. In P. Thompson, & C. Smith (Eds.), Working Life: renewing labour process analysis, 182-204. Palgrave Macmillan

The intention of this book chapter is to revisit some of the key intersecting themes in relation to feminist and labour process theories to assess both continuity and change. As one might expect, there are some important shifts in how we think about... Read More about Gender, intersectionality and labour process theory.

'Everybody's talking at me': The dynamics of information disclosure and consultation in high-skill workplaces in the UK (2009)
Journal Article
Durbin, S., Danford, A., Danford, A., Durbin, S., Richardson, M., Tailby, S., & Stewart, P. (2009). 'Everybody's talking at me': The dynamics of information disclosure and consultation in high-skill workplaces in the UK. Human Resource Management Journal, 19(4), 337-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00110.x

This article examines the dynamics of direct and indirect consultation processes in three high-skill work establishments in the UK. Drawing on a mix of case study survey and interview data, it analyses the experiences and attitudes of predominantly w... Read More about 'Everybody's talking at me': The dynamics of information disclosure and consultation in high-skill workplaces in the UK.


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