Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Dr. Erin Reid, Ph.D., A.M., M.Sc., B.Comm
Associate Professor
  • Human Resources and Management
Available to Supervise
  • Faculty
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Erin Reid (Ph.D. Harvard University) studies the links between gender inequality, identity and how we design our work. One line of research examines these issues in relation to time-greedy work, a prevalent workplace phenomenon. A related line of research examines how people manage their nonwork lives in relation to their work. She has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under the age of 40, listed as a Radar Thinker by Thinkers50, and named a Change Agent by Canadian Business. Erin’s research has been published in leading academic journals and management outlets such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Her work is funded by SSHRC and has been profiled in media such as the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Atlantic and Fast Company. She currently teaches in DeGroote’s MBA program.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Organizational Behavior & Sociology, Harvard University
A.M., Harvard University
M.Sc., Queen’s University
B.Comm., McMaster University

2018-2021 Co-investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant, $93,223
2017-2019 SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $49,920
2016 McMaster Arts Research Board Standard Grant, $5,950
2016 Change Agent, Canadian Business
2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award, MOC Division, Academy of Management
2016 Named one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under 40, Poets and Quants
2016 Thinkers50, Radar Thinker
2015 Thinkers50, Radar Award Shortlist
2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award, MOC Division, Academy of Management
2014 Nominee, William Newman Award, GDO Division, Academy of Management
2013 Peter Paul Career Development Professor, Boston University (2013-2016)



Best Poster Award, Positive Organizational Scholarship Conference, University of Michigan

Diamond in the Rough Award (Best Student Proposal), Cognition in the Rough PDW, Academy of Management

2011 Emerald Best Student Paper Award, GDO Division, Academy of Management
2010 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition Finalist
2009 Outstanding Reviewer Award, GDO Division, Academy of Management
2009 Distinction, Ph.D. Qualifying Paper, Harvard University
2006-2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
2003 Queen’s School of Business Scholarship

Reid, EM, O’Neill, M. and Blair-Loy, M. “Masculinity in Male-Dominated Occupations: How Teams, Time and Tasks Shape Masculinity Contests.” Accepted August 2018, Journal of Social Issues.   

Reid, EM. “Straying from Breadwinning: Status and Money in Men’s Interpretations of their Wives’ Work Arrangements.” Forthcoming (accepted April, 2018), Gender, Work & Organization.  

Caza, B., Ramarajan, L., Reid, EM & S. Creary. 2018. How to Make Room in Your Work Life for the Rest of Your Self. Harvard Business Review, published online May 29.

Kahn, W., Barton, M., Fisher, C. M., Heaphy, E. D., Reid, E. & Rouse, E. Forthcoming. The geography of strain: Organizational resilience as a function of intergroup dynamics. Academy of Management Review.

Reid, EM. and L. Ramarajan. 2016. “Managing the High Intensity Workplace.” Harvard Business Review (magazine), June.

 Reid, EM. 2015. “Embracing, Passing, Revealing and the Ideal Worker Image: How People Navigate Expected and Experienced Professional Identities.” Organization Science, 26(4): 997-1017.

 Reid, EM. 2015. “Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80 Hour Weeks.” Harvard Business Review (digital article), published April 28.

  • Among top 20 most-read blogs, 2015
  • Invited Companion Podcast: “Why we Pretend to be Workaholics.” HBR Ideacast, May 7, 2015
  • Reprinted in Indian Management, December 2015

 Ramarajan, L. and EM. Reid [equal authorship]. 2013. “Shattering the Myth of Separate Worlds: Negotiating Non-Work Identities at Work.” Academy of Management Review, 38(4): 621-644.

 Ramarajan, L. and EM. Reid. 2013. “Changes in Work, Changes in Self? Managing our Work and Non-work Identities in an Integrated World.” The European Business Review, Sept/Oct 2013, 61-64.

 Reid, EM. 2013. “Doing Gender.” In Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, Vicky Smith (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Reid, EM. 2011. “Passing as Superman: The Ideal Worker and Men’s Professional Identities.” In Leslie A. Toombs (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-First Academy of Management.

  • 2011 Emerald Best Student Paper Award, GDO Division, Academy of Management

Reid, EM. and MW. Toffel. 2009. “Responding to Public and Private Politics: Corporate Disclosure of Climate Change Strategies.” Strategic Management Journal, 30(11): 1157-1178. 

Tucker, S, N. Turner, J. Barling, EM. Reid, and C. Elving. 2006. “Apologies and Transformational Leadership.” Journal of Business Ethics, 63(2): 195-207.