Dr. Kristen Jones published in Harvard Business Review

For release:  July 28, 2016

Dr. Kristen Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Management, recently co-authored an article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR). The article is entitled "Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse Than Blatant Discrimination." Dr. Jones co-authored the article with Dr. Eden King, George Mason University.

The article examines how subtle discrimination effects employees and their performance at work. To test the relative effects of subtle and overt discrimination, the authors analyzed studies that examined relationships between discrimination and outcomes such as career success and satisfaction, stress, turnover, performance, and physical and mental health symptoms. Results of this meta-analysis confirm that experiencing any kind of discrimination has negative consequences. But more importantly, the results show that across every job and individual outcome, the effects of subtle discrimination were at least as bad as, if not worse than, overt discrimination.

"Dr. Jones has published results of her research on bias and discrimination in organizations in preeminent journals such as the Journal of Management. We're extremely pleased to see her most recent work published in Harvard Business Review," said Dr. Chuck Pierce, chair of the Department of Management. "Dr. Jones will be joining the faculty of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics this fall as an assistant professor of Management. We're delighted to have her on our faculty."

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