From #MeToo to #TimesUp: Identifying Next Steps in Sexual Harassment Research in the Organizational Sciences

Nitya Chawla, Allison S. Gabriel, Anne O’Leary Kelly, Christopher C. Rosen

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Abstract

Organizational scholarship on workplace sexual harassment has been dormant in recent decades. Yet, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements—which have shed critical light on experiences of sexual harassment in organizations—suggests that renewed scholarly attention on this topic is both crucial and warranted. In the current commentary, we provide recommendations for ways that scholars can revitalize attention to this topic, extending both scholarly and practitioner understanding of this phenomenon. In addition, we encourage scholars to begin expanding the conceptualization of sexual harassment to also encompass more subtle forms of harassment. Critically, broadening our scholarly knowledge of workplace sexual harassment can inform organizational policies and procedures aimed toward reducing its prevalence and impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-566
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Management
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • MeToo
  • gender
  • interpersonal mistreatment
  • sexual harassment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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