Gender Bias in Information Systems Research: A Literature Review

11 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2021

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Silvia Masiero

University of Oslo

Aleksi Aaltonen

Temple University - Department of Management Information Systems

Date Written: December 13, 2020

Abstract

Gender bias is a systemic, unfair difference in the way men and women are treated in a particular domain. We conduct a thematic review of 82 papers out of 7,260 total papers found in the IS Basket of 8 journals that centre on themes related to gender, identifying extant domains of contribution and qualifying gaps in gender bias research. The papers fall into three broad categories that i) incorporate gender as a variable in empirical research, ii) study gender imbalances in the IT industry, or iii) discuss gender bias in the academic IS profession. Based on the review, we delineate an agenda for further work to investigate the role of gender in the IS academic space.

Keywords: Academic IS, Gender bias, Gender imbalance, Literature review

JEL Classification: I23, I24

Suggested Citation

Masiero, Silvia and Aaltonen, Aleksi, Gender Bias in Information Systems Research: A Literature Review (December 13, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3751440 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3751440

Silvia Masiero

University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass
Oslo, N-0317
Norway
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Aleksi Aaltonen (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Management Information Systems ( email )

1810 N. 13th Street
Floor 2
Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States

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