Albena Neschen is a research scientist at the University of Cologne and professor of business ethics at the University of Applied Science in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. As part of her fellowship, Albena is evaluating whether quotas lead to a biased evaluation of women as members of the boards of business corporations.
Albena Neschen is research scientist at the University of Cologne and professor of business ethics at the University of Applied Science in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Her research focuses on the impact of quotas for women in the corporate boardroom and more specifically: do legal interventions such as quotas for women really help to overcome the gender gap in hiring, promotion, and job assignments for women, or do they reinforce it? She specializes in the use of the experimental method to reveal psychological biases in managerial decision making, such as the gender bias. Her work documents the different ways, how men and women are evaluated as members of the team in contexts where group characteristics are unrelated to performance. Her other research interests include the philosophical foundations of business ethics and gender equality. She has also been involved in research related to behavioral ethics regarding whistle-blowing and corruption. Holding a degree in business administration she received her doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Cologne where she was supported by a graduate research from the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research. In her dissertation project she analyzes the relationship between economics and ethics in the light of the classical German philosophy.
Quotas for Women in the Corporate Boardroom