Domain Statement

The domain statement of the Gender and Diversity Division of the Academy of Management covers “content relating to gender and diversity within and outside organizational boundaries including cultural, societal, and worldwide levels, and to the influence of group relations on the structuring of societies and the production of knowledge.”


Major topics include theory and research on:


  • Gender and its intersections with race, class, and other institutionalized systems of power
  • The impact of group diversity on well-being and effectiveness at individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis
  • The impact of occupational and organizational structures on marginalized and dominant groups
  • Experiences of members of different social groups, including (but not limited to) groups differentiated by gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, religion, culture, (dis)ability, and age
  • The impact of organizational policies, practices, and discourses on dominant and marginalized groups, including critical examination of seemingly neutral assumptions underlying such policies, practices, and discourses, and their differential impact on these groups
  • The intersection of work, family, and community in relation to one’s social position
  • Institutional and structural barriers to equality and equity across social groups
  • Processes of change that create and foster inclusion, whether from external interventions or from individuals within groups or organizations
  • The impact of cultural, societal, and national diversity on workers and the workplace
  • Diversity in academia, in general, and in the field of organization studies in particular
  • Cross-national comparative approaches to all of the above.