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Studies on Cover Letters & Gender and AI & Racial Economic Inequality Named as Finalists for Awards.

July 12, 2022

Toronto – Two studies co-authored by faculty with appointments at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, one on managing gender in job applications, and the other on how a voluntary Airbnb pricing algorithm substantially narrowed a pre-existing revenue gap between white and black hosts, were recently named as finalists for academic awards.

Covering in Cover Letters: Gender and Self-Presentation in Job Applications” by Prof. Joyce He, a graduate of the Rotman PhD program who is now at the UCLA Anderson School of Business and Sonia Kang, the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion and an associate professor of organizational behaviour and HR management at the  University of Toronto Mississauga and the Rotman School was a finalist for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. It was one of seventeen finalists for the 2022 award which is a project of the Center for Families at Purdue University, the Boston College Center for Work and Family and Workforce Roundtable, and Work and Family Researchers Network.

Can an AI Algorithm Mitigate Racial Economic Inequality? An Analysis in the Context of Airbnb,” was recognized as one of the five finalists for the 2022 John D.C Little’s best paper award, which is given annually to the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science, Management Science, or another INFORMS journal. The study, published in Marketing Science, was co-authored by Nitin Mehta, a professor of marketing at the Rotman School with Prof. Shunyuan Zhang of Harvard Business School, and Profs. Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan of Carnegie Mellon University.

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Ken McGuffin 
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Rotman School of Management 
University of Toronto