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Dr Elena Doldor

Elena

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Email: e.r.doldor@qmul.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8985
Room Number: Room 4.21a, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus

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Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesday 11.30am-1.30pm

Roles
School Seminar Series Coordinator
Third Year Academic Advisor

Dr Elena Doldor is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management. Before joining Queen Mary, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, where is obtained her PhD. Elena has an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Pierre Mendes University, France, and was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Northwestern University USA.

Undergraduate Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

Executive teaching:

  • Leadership Programme for Emerging Leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK

Research

Research Interests:

Elena's research interests are in the field of divesity and leadership, with an emphasis on the processes shaping the career progression of women and ethnic minorities in organizations. Her research projects examined power and politics in organisations, and the role of organizational politics in the experiences of male and female managers. She also examined diversity on UK boards of directors, and the role of executive search consultants in increasing board diversity through the board appointment process. She has written book chapters and co-authored several reports on these topics, and has published in the British Journal of Management, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. More recent research projects investigate the experiences and identities of highly skilled Romanian professionals in the UK, and the career trajectories of demographically diverse employees in professional services firms.

Elena is a member of the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management, and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management. As an Occupational Psychologist and independent consultant, she was involved in designing and delivering diversity management initiatives, leadership development training and assessment and development centres in several countries including France, Romania, Nigeria and the UK.

Publications

  • Doldor, E. (2017) “From Politically Naïve to Politically Mature: Examining Leaders’ Political Maturation Journey” British Journal of Management (early online view)
  • Atewologun, D., Kutzer, R., Doldor, E., Anderson, D. & Sealy, R. (2017) “Individual-level foci of identification at work: A systematic review of the literature”, International Journal of Management Reviews, Special Issue on “Exploring the Registers of Identity Research” (in press)
  • Sealy, R., Doldor, E., Vinnicombe, S., Terjesen, S., Anderson, D. & Atewologun, D. (2017) “Expanding the Notion of Dialogic Trading Zones for Impactful Research: The Case of Women on Boards Research”, British Journal of Management, Special Issue on “Impact and Management Research: Exploring Relationships between Temporality, Dialogue, Reflexivity, and Praxis", vol 28, issue 1, pp. 64-83.
  • Doldor, E. (2017) “Gender diversity on boards in the UK: The merits and shortcomings of a voluntary approach”, in Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: European Perspectives on Increasing Female Representation, by Seierstad, C., Gabaldon, P., & Mensi-Klarbach (eds), Palgrave Macmillan (in press)
  • Doldor, E, Silvester, J., & Atewologun (2017) “Qualitative research methods in organizational psychology”, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology, by Willg, C. & Staiton-Rogers, W. (eds), Sage Publications (in press)
  • Doldor, E., Sealy, R., & Vinnicombe, S. (2016) “Accidental activists: Headhunters as marginal diversity actors in institutional change towards more women on boards”, Human Resource Management Journal [ABS 4* journal], vol. 26, issue 3, pp. 285-303
  • Sealy, R., Doldor, E., & Vinnicombe, S. (2016). The Female FTSE Board Report: Taking Stock of Where we are.
  • Doldor, E.Vinnicombe, S. (2015) "Women’s pathways to the boardroom", Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 30 Iss: 7.
  • Vinnicombe, S., Doldor, E., &. Sealy, R., (2015). The Female FTSE Board Report: Putting UK progress into a global perspective.
  • Vinnicombe, S., Doldor, E., Turner, C. (2014). The Female FTSE Board Report 2010: Crossing the Finish Line.
  • Doldor, E., Anderson, D. and Vinnicombe, S. (2013), “Refining the Concept of Political Will: A Gender Perspective”. British Journal of Management, vol 24, pp. 414–427
  • Atewologun, D. & Doldor, E. (2013). "Women at the top: Where now, what next? Reflections on the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology 2012 conference", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 32 Iss: 2, pp.223 – 229
  • Doldor, E. (2013). “Organizational Politics: The Missing Link to Women’s Progression into Managerial Roles”, in Burke, R., Vinnicombe, S., and Moore, L. (Eds) Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers, Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Doldor, E. (2013). Gender diversity on boards in the UK: state of play and prospects for change, European Parliament, Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Brussels
  • Doldor, E. (2013). “How to improve gender equality at senior executive level”, HR Magazine, March
  • Doldor, E. (2012). “Gender diversity on UK Boards: Exploring Resistance to Quotas”, in Groschl, S. And Tagaki, J. (Eds) Diversity Quotas, Diverse PerspectivesThe Case of Gender, Ashgate
  • Doldor, E., Vinnicombe, S., Gaughan, M., & Sealy, R. (2012). Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the Role of Executive Search Firms, Equality and Human Rights Commission, UK
  • Sealy, R., Doldor, E., Singh, V. & Vinnicombe, S. (2011). Women on Boards: 6 months Monitoring Report. Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Vinnicombe, S., Sealy, R., & Graham, J. & Doldor, E. (2010). The Female FTSE Board Report 2010: Opening up the Appointment Process, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Sealy, R., Vinnicombe, S. & Doldor, E. (2009). The Female FTSE Board Report 2009, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Sealy, R., Doldor, E. & Vinnicombe, S. (2009). Increasing diversity on public and private sector boards, Government Equalities Office, UK

 

       Conference papers and presentations

  • Sealy, R., Doldor, E., Terjesen, S., Vinnicombe, S., Anderson, D. & Atewologun, D. (2016) “Expanding the Notion of Dialogic Trading Zones for Impactful Research: The Case of Women on Boards Research”, Gender, Work and Organization Conference, Keele, UK.
  • Atewologun, D., Quentall, C., Lupu, I. & Doldor, E. (2016) “Negotiating Privilege and Disadvantage in Elite Professional Careers”, European Group for Organization Studies Conference, Naples, Italy
  • Gabaldon, P., Doldor, E., Seierstad, C. (Symposium Co-Chairs) (2016) “Increasing the Women on Boards: Examining Change Mechanisms across Contexts”, Academy of Management Conference Symposium, Anaheim, USA.
  • Atewologun, D., Quentall, C., Lupu, I. & Doldor, E. (2016) “Negotiating Privilege and Disadvantage in Elite Professional Careers” in Diversity Research Publishing Workshop, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, USA.
  • Doldor, E. (2014) “From Politically Naïve to Politically Mature: Examining Leaders’ Political Maturation Journey”, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Atewologun, D., Doldor, E., Wyatt, M., & Maharaj, A. (2014) “Navigating Careers Intelligently in Professional Services Firms”, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Doldor, E. & Atewologun, D. (2014) Highly skilled Romanians in the UK: Navigating disadvantage and privilege through identity work in professional settings” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, Munich, Germany.
  • Doldor, E., Sealy, R. & Vinnicombe, S. (2012) “Increasing gender diversity on boards: The Role of Search Consultants”, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference, Toulouse, France.
  • Doldor, E. (2011). “Gender diversity on UK Boards: Exploring Resistance to Quotas”, ESSEC Diversity and Leadership Conference, Paris, France.
  • Doldor, E., Sealy, R. & Vinnicombe, S. (2010). “Increasing gender diversity on public and private boards: Obstacles and Initiatives”. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada
  • Doldor, E. (2009). “Managerial Attitudes toward Organizational Politics”. British Academy of Management, Brighton, UK
  • Doldor, E. & Singh, V. (2008). “The Challenge of Organizational Politics: Bridging the Gap across Theoretical Domains”. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Doldor, E. & Singh, V. (2007). “Individual meanings and attitudes towards political behaviors amongst female managers: An exploratory study”. European Doctoral Research Conference, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Doldor, E. & Singh, V. (2007). “Being political, being (in)visible: women’s political behaviours in organizations and the masculine construal of corporate power”, 5th Interdisciplinary Conference of Gender, Work and Organization, Keele, UK
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