TechNOW -- Telfer Research Fellow, Laurent Lapierre, Finding Answers to SME Gender Gap: Review and complete your Survey today
April 28, 2015

TechNOW -- Telfer Research Fellow, Laurent Lapierre, Finding Answers to SME Gender Gapyoutu.be

CATA CEO, John Reid’s interview with Telfer Research Fellow, Laurent Lapierre focuses on a gender gap questionnaire designed  to reach out to the community for further input and guidance on required policies and programs to address gaps and growth opportunities for women led enterprises. The project is undertaken in partnership with Springboard Enterprises.

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Biography - Laurent Lapierre

Dr. Lapierre's educational background is in industrial-organizational psychology and business administration. His research focuses mainly on two topics: Work-family conflict and leadership. Work-family conflict refers to the incompatibility between one's work and family obligations, which is related to a host of problems, such as poor employee health, dissatisfaction at work and at home, poor job performance, as well as increased absenteeism and turnover. His work has revealed that the organization, the immediate manager, coworkers, the employee, and the employee's family can each play a significant role in reducing work-family conflict. He has identified specific actions that each party can take to achieve this goal. In his work on leadership, Dr. Lapierre has been giving particular attention to the influence that followership can have on leadership. Leadership is fundamental to organizational success. Yet, one cannot be a true leader without having at least one follower, implying that followership is also critical for organizational success. As research further clarifies what it takes and what it means to be an effective follower, knowledge will be gained to ensure employees contribute as much as possible to their organization's success by supporting its leadership.

Dr. Lapierre's research has been published in various journals, such as the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, the Journal of Business and Psychology, and Group & Organization Management.

Dr. Lapierre is also a passionate and committed teacher. The University of Ottawa awarded him an Excellence in Education Prize for demonstrating outstanding teaching while maintaining a solid program of research.

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