Research From Nishtha Langer Wins Best Paper Award

Research From Nishtha Langer Wins Best Paper Award

By Jeanne Hedden Gallagher

January 5, 2022

Nishtha Langer, an associate professor of business analytics in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, co-authored a research paper that was recently selected as the Senior Scholar Best Publication Award for 2020 from the Association for Information Systems.

The paper, Onward and Upward? An Empirical Investigation of Gender and Promotions in Information Technology Services," examined how gender affects the likelihood of promotions in the context of the information technology industry. Langer found that while women are surprisingly more likely to obtain job advancement overall, when promotions were based solely on job performance reviews, men were more likely to achieve job advancement.

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Established in 2006, the Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award annually recognizes up to five papers for the breadth of high-quality work that is being published in the IS discipline. The award was designed to bring outstanding papers across a range of journals to the attention of the IS community and to give due credit to the journals in which they are published.

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.

Langer’s co-authors on the paper are Rom Gopal from the University of Warwick (UK) and Ravi Bapna from the University of Minnesota.


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