Dr Elena Doldor
Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour
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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.
- Leadership Programme for Emerging Leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK
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.
Vinnicombe, S., Doldor, E., Turner, C. (2014). The Female FTSE Board Report 2010: Crossing the Finish Line, Cranfield School of Management, UK
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 Perspectives: The 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
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