Faculty Research Speaker Series

Oriane Georgeac

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management
The Business Case for Diversity Backfires: Detrimental Effects of Organizations’ Instrumental Diversity Rhetoric for Underrepresented Group Members’ Sense of Belonging and Performance
Oct 22, 2021 12:00PM

Oriane Georgeac’s research interests focus on how people respond to organizational messages about diversity. In one program of research, she investigates the effects of organizations’ justifications for why they value diversity on underrepresented group members and team managers. In another stream of her research, she examines how people respond to information reflecting organizations’ achievements in increasing women’s representation in top leadership. Her research across these two streams offers novel insights into how organizations’ efforts to support diversity may paradoxically prevent them from advancing toward their diversity goals.

Professor Georgeac's work has been published in top journals in social psychology, including Journal of Experimental Psychology: GeneralSocial Psychological and Personality Science, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and has been featured in the Harvard Business Review. She won the Society of Personality and Social Psychology's 2020 Outstanding Research Award, and was a finalist of the 2020 Responsible Research in Management Award. ​

Professor Georgeac currently teaches the "Managing Groups and Teams" and "Global Virtual Teams" courses in the MBA program at Yale School of Management.