Publications

Books

  • Ryan, M. K., & Branscombe, N. (in prep). The Handbook of Gender and Psychology. London: Sage.
  • Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (in prep). The Glass Cliff: Women, Leadership, and Life Above the Glass Ceiling. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Barreto, M., Ryan, M. K., & Schmitt, M. (Eds) (2009). The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality. APA Division 35 Book Series. 
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Wilson-Kovacs, M. D., Hersby, M. D., & Kulich, C. (2007). The Glass Cliff: Precariousness beyond the Glass Ceiling. A CIPD Research into Practice Publication. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Gartzia, L. Ryan, M. K., Balluerka, N. & Aritzeta, A. (in press). Think crisis – think female: Further evidence. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Rink, F., Ryan, M. K., & Stoker, J. I. (in press). Influence in times of crisis: Exploring how social and financial resources affect men’s and women’s evaluations of glass cliff positions. Psychological Science.
  • Hersby, M., Jetten, J., Ryan, M. K., & Schmitt, M. T. (2011). Responding to group-based discrimination: The impact of social structure on willingness to engage in mentoring. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 319-335.
  • Kulich, C., Trojanowski, G., Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Renneboog, L. D. R. (2011). Who gets the carrot and who gets the stick? Evidence of gender disparities in executive remuneration. Strategic Management Journal, 32, 301-321. 
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M.D., & Bongiorno, R. (2011). Think crisis–think female: Glass cliffs and contextual variation in the think manager–think male stereotype. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 470-484.
  • Haslam, S. A., Ryan, M. K., Kulich, C., Trojanowski, G., & Atkins, C. (2010). Investing with prejudice: The relationship between women’s presence on company boards and objective and subjective measures of company performance. British Journal of Management, 21, 484-487.
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Kulich, C. (2010). Politics and the glass cliff: Evidence that women are preferentially selected to contest hard-to-win seats. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 56-64.
  • Hersby, M., Ryan, M. K., & Jetten, J. (2009). Getting together to get ahead: The impact of social structure and identification on women’s networking. British Journal of Management, 20, 415-430.
  • Iyer, A., & Ryan, M. K. (2009). Challenging gender inequality in the workplace: Men’s and women’s pathways to collective action. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 291-814.
  • Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (2009). Glass cliffs are not so easily scaled: On the precariousness of female CEOs’ positions. British Journal of Management, 20, 13-16.
  • Haslam, S. A., & Ryan, M. K. (2008). The road to the glass cliff: Differences in the perceived suitability of men and women for leadership positions in succeeding and failing organizations. Leadership Quarterly, 19, 530-546. (Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence - one of the 50 best management articles published in 2008)
  • Wilson-Kovacs, M. D., Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (2008). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn't necessarily mean that you can still participate: Barriers to the career advancement of disabled professionals. Disability and Society, 23, 705-723.
  • Kulich, C., Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (2007). Where is the romance for women leaders? The effects of gender on leadership attributions and performance-based pay. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56, 582-601.
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S. A. (2007). The glass cliff: Exploring the dynamics surrounding women's appointment to precarious leadership positions. Academy of Management Review, 32, 549-572.
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M. D., Kulich, C., & Atkins, C. (2007). Opting out or pushed off the edge? The glass cliff and the precariousness of women’s leadership positions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 266–279.
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Postmes, T. (2007). Reactions to the glass cliff: Gender differences in the explanations for the precariousness of women’s leadership positions. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20, 182-197. (Highly Commended Paper Award, Literati Network Awards for Excellence)
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S. A. (2005). The glass cliff: Evidence that women are over-represented in precarious leadership positions. British Journal of Management, 16, 81-90.

Chapters

  • Wilson-Kovacs, D., Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Rabinovich, A. (2010). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn't necessarily mean that you can still participate: Barriers to the career advancement of disabled. In G. Hickman (Ed.) Leading organizations. Perspectives for a new era (pp 448 – 459). London and New York: Sage Publications.
  • Barreto, M., Ryan, M. K., & Schmitt, M. (2009). Introduction. In M. Barreto, M. K. Ryan, & M. Schmitt (Eds), The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality (pp. 9-18). APA Division 35 Book Series. 
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M. D., Kulich, C., & Wilson-Kovacs, M. D. (2009).The stress of working on the edge: Examining the implications of glass cliffs for both women and organizations. In M. Barreto, M. K. Ryan, & M. Schmitt (Eds), The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality (pp. 153-165). APA Division 35 Book Series. 
  • Ryan, M. K., Kulich, C., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M. D. & Atkins, C. (2008). Examining gendered experiences beyond the glass ceiling: The precariousness of the glass cliff and the absence of rewards. In S. Vinnicombe, V. Singh, R.J. Burke, D. Bilimoria, & M. Huse (Eds). Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice (pp. 165-183). Edward Elgar.
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S. A. (2007). Beyond the Glass Ceiling: The glass cliff and the precariousness of women in leadership. In T. Jefferson, L. Lord, N. Nelson, & A. Preston (Eds), Changes. Challenges. Choices (pp. 272-285). Refereed conference proceedings from the Inaugural International Women and Leadership Conference, Fremantle, 16 and 17 November 2006. Available from www.cbs.curtin.edu.au/wiser
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S. A. (2005). The glass cliff: Implicit theories of leadership and gender and the precariousness of women’s leadership positions. In B. Schyns & J. R. Meindl (Eds), Implicit leadership theories: Essays and explorations (pp. 137-160). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Industry reports, media and other applications

  • Ashby, J., Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (2007). Legal work and the glass cliff: Evidence that women are preferentially selected to lead problematic cases. William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, 13(3), 775-794.
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S. A. (2007). The Glass Cliff: The risks of being on top. CIPD Change Agenda. London: CIPD.
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2006). The Glass Cliff: The stress of working on the edge. European Business Forum, 27, 42-47.
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2006). What lies beyond the glass ceiling? The glass cliff and the potential precariousness of women’s leadership positions. Human Resources Management International Digest, 14, 3-5.
  • Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S.A., Hersby, M. D., & Atkins, C. (2006). Women’s potential, our passion: A survey of EMEA Women@Microsoft. Research report prepared for EMEA Microsoft, Exeter, March. 
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2006). Women on the Glass Cliff. IDS: Diversity at work (pp 23-34). March Issue. London: Incomes Data Services. 
  • Wilson-Kovacs, D., Haslam, A., Ryan. M. K. (2006) Exploring the Glass Cliff: Women’s Experiences in IT. WINIT Conference Proceedings. Salford. 
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2004). Beyond the glass ceiling. Women in the Boardroom: A Bird’s Eye View (pp 2-3). CIPD Change Agenda. June Issue. London: CIPD. 
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2004, May 29). Introducing the glass cliff. Online BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3755031.stm 
  • Ryan, M. K. & Haslam, S.A. (2004). Women and leadership: The 'glass cliff' beyond the 'glass ceiling', Institute of Directors South West. Torquay: SMA Publications
  • Haslam, S. A., Reynolds, K. J., Ryan, M. K., & McGarty, C. (2000). Insights into the “Piggy Bank Effect”: Evidence for the complex role that information, information source and local norms play in people’s responses to currency change. Brief research report prepared for the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, June.