Yihao Liu and Joyce Bono hold their awards from Personnel Psychology
Yihao Liu and Joyce Bono with their award from Personnel Psychology for Best Article.

Management professor wins award for best article on how ‘managerial derailment’ affects women more than men

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, received the 2017 Best Article Award from Personnel Psychology for a paper titled, “Dropped on the way to the top: Gender and managerial derailment.”

The Best Article Award is designed to recognize individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to Personnel Psychology through their scholarship and the impact that scholarship has made on the industry. Personnel Psychology published 21 papers in 2017, three of which the Best Article Award Committee selected as finalists best aligning with the journal’s mission to publish significant theoretical, empirical and practical contributions to the study of people at work.

Bono and co-authors Yihao Liu (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign and Elisabeth Gilbert (Ph.D. ’19) of Washington and Lee University were selected as the best out of the three finalists by the committee, which consisted of Zhen Zhang of Arizona State University, Rebecca Kehoe of Cornell University, Thomas Ng of The University of Hong Kong and Traci Sitzmann of the University of Colorado – Denver.

The award-winning article focuses on how gender bias can influence supervisors view of a manager’s long-term potential. The University of Florida News highlighted the research when it was originally published in 2016.

“This award is especially meaningful to me for two reasons,” said Bono. “First, it was a true collaboration. We worked with two large consulting companies and two Ph.D. students and researchers from two universities.

“Second, this particular award is not based on the quality of the research, per se. There are many papers that are rigorous methodologically (including this one), but there are many well done papers that do not make a difference in the world. I am always most proud of the articles that are being used to influence the workplace. I was told by a number of colleagues at the conference where the award was presented that they use this paper in teaching their class to help students understand the subtle ways that gender bias plays out in the workplace today.”

Bono has been at the Warrington College of Business since 2011. Her research interests include leadership, personality, motivation, job attitudes and emotions, the advancement of women leaders and the effects of managers on employees’ quality of work life. She regularly publishes work in the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, among others.

She previously served as an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal, as well as on a number of editorial boards including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management and Leadership Quarterly. She is the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and is a former holder of the Marvin D. Dunnette Chair in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her research has been recognized with the Academy of Management Human Resource Divisions’ Scholarly Achievement Award, and with the Center for Creative Leadership-Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award.

Bono received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Iowa, her M.S. in administration from the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. in human resources from Spring Arbor College.