Karen D. Hughes, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology (Faculty of Arts) and the Department of Strategic Management and Organization (School of Business) at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her research and teaching focuses on gender, family, work and organizations, with a special interest in women’s entrepreneurshi, leadership, and caregiving. Over the past two decades, she has engaged in research with a wide variety of organizations, including small and medium-sized women led business, government departments (e.g. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Statistics Canada), and non-governmental agencies (e.g. Canadian Policy Research Networks, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs). She is the author of four books, including Female Enterprise in the New Economy, and has published numerous articles on issues related to women’s entrepreneurship; gender diversity and inclusion; work-family balance; caregiving; and Canadian labour market trends. She currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Gender in Management.
As a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Karen Hughes will be involved in fieldwork examining the impact of employment related mobility on the negotiation of work and family life for professional knowledge workers.
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