Erin Reid
Professor, Human Resources & Management

Erin Reid (Ph.D. Harvard University) studies inequality, careers, and the design of contemporary knowledge work. One line of research focuses on the reasons for the persistence of gender inequality in time-greedy professions and organizations. Another series of projects explores how professionals working in the gig economy build careers. The goals of her research are two-fold: to help people build satisfying careers, and to help employers build inclusive workplaces.

Dr. Reid has studied people working in a variety of fields, including management consulting, charter schools, journalism and independent science. She uses a variety of methods in her research, both qualitative and quantitative. Her research is published in top management journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal. She also regularly publishes in outlets for non-academic audiences, such as Harvard Business Review and The Conversation. Her work is funded by SSHRC and the Government of Ontario's Early Researcher Awards program and has won multiple awards. She is a founding member of the cross-university Gig Work Life Lab.

Dr. Reid is an Associate Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly and serves on the editorial board of Organization Science. She has previously served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations and the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Dr. Reid is a University Scholar, has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under the age of 40, and was listed as a Radar Thinker by Thinkers50. Her work has been profiled in media outlets, including the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Atlantic and Fast Company. Prior to joining McMaster University, Dr. Reid was an Assistant Professor at Boston University.

Dr. Reid teaches in DeGroote’s undergraduate, MBA and PhD programs. She speaks about her research to a variety of academic and executive audiences.
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