As part of the CCDI, The Paths to Leadership that Advance Inclusion and Diversity (PLAID) lab, develops advanced research on leadership and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion). They integrate knowledge from organizational behaviour, social psychology, management and entrepreneurship and use rigorous empirical approach with multiple quantitative methods (e.g., field, experimental, and social network studies) and qualitative methods (e.g., ethnographic observations).
The projects from the lab are funded by a 1.2 million CHF PRIMA grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2021-2025) awarded to Jamie Gloor (PI).
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- (Social) Sustainability
- Leadership Development
- Social Networks and Networking
- Bystander and Allyship
- Experimental design
Currently, the team is working on multiple projects. Among others, they are investigating how sports can be leveraged for more diverse social network, examining how motherhood skills can be emphasized to benefit (rather than hinder) leadership advancement, exploring how nudges can be used to reduce homophilous networks as well as how allyship can promote women’s leadership capital.
Updates on our research can be found at our ResearchGate.
In this link you will find our publications: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/persons/9311
The lab is composed of stellar researchers: Prof. Dr. Jamie L. Gloor leading the lab, Eugenia Bajet Mestre, Tamara Kern, Dr. Huong Pham and Dr. Mihwa Seong.
Prof. Dr. Jamie Gloor
With 15+ years of experience across 4 continents, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jamie Gloor is an award-winning speaker, teacher, and scholar, most recently winning the Latsis Prize for the top scholar under age 40 at HSG. Her research is featured in Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times. She and her team craft courses, articles, workshops, and keynotes spanning management, economics, and psychology on the topics of diversity, leadership, humor…and more.
Eugenia Bajet Mestre
Eugenia Bajet Mestre works as a Research Assistant at the Competence Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). Together with Prof. Jamie Gloor, she studies “non-traditional paths for not-traditional leaders”. With a background in Business Administration (Bachelor level) and Social Psychology (Research Master), she is currently conducting her PhD in Organizational Studies and Cultural Theory (DOK program).
Tamara Kern is an external PhD student at the Competence Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) working with Prof. Jamie Gloor. Her research interests include topics on diversity, inclusive leadership and financial success. With a background in Business Administration (Master level), she is currently pursuing her PhD in Management (PMA) and holding the position as Director Talent & Total Rewards in a Fortune Global 500 ranked corporation.
Dr. Huong Pham
Huong Pham is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Competence Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) working with Prof. Jamie Gloor. Her research interests include topics on diversity, cognition and leadership. Prior to joining the CCDI, she completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at LMU Munich in Germany. Her doctoral dissertation uses experiments and ESM techniques to examine how social interactions inform the (de)construction of leader identities.
Dr. Mihwa Seong
Mihwa Seong is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Competence Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) working with Prof. Jamie Gloor and Amanda Shantz. Her research interests include topics of gender/intersectionality in business leadership. Prior to joining the CCDI, she completed her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at Ivey Business School, Western University in Canada. Her doctoral dissertation uses a series of experiments to test the disproportionate effect of gendered language on women’s evaluations of the attractiveness of joining startups.
If you want to learn more about the PLAID Lab or want to join us for a research visit feel free to contact us.
Eugenia Bajet Mestre
Programme Manager and Research Assistant