Mag. Dr. Isabella Scheibmayr

Mag. Dr. Isabella Scheibmayr (on leave)
Assistant Professor

Kapitelgasse 5, 2nd Floor, Room 2.16, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044 3724
Fax.: +43 662 8044 3739


Short Biography

Isabella Scheibmayr received her Master Diploma in Business and Economics from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2009, after spending one year at the University of Skövde, Sweden. From 2011 until 2013 she was employed as a University Assistant (T&R), from 2013 to 2015 as a lecturer at the Department for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Linz.
From April 2016 until March 2020 she was a Teaching and Research Associate in the Human Resource Management Group at the Department for Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Salzburg. In July 2019 she received her doctorate with distinction in Economic Sciences. Her dissertation dealt with the entanglement of gender and HRM titled   “HRM’s gendered agency: How gender informs the double agency of Human Resource Management and influences its position”. Since October 1st 2020 she is joining the HRM group as a PostDoc.


Research Interests

  • Status of HRM and gender demography
  • Professionalization of the HRM-occupation
  • HRM practices and gender equality
  • HRM & Technology, especially algorithmic HRM
  • HRM in context

Teaching Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organization, Human Resources, Management
  • (quantitative) Social science Methods

Selected Publications

  • Scheibmayr, I. (2023): Organizing vulnerability: exploring Judith Butler’s conceptualization of vulnerability to study organizations. Gender, Work & Organization (online first).
  • Scheibmayr, I. & Reichel, A. (2023): The Future of HRM Incentivizing Strathern’s Paradox? Workers’ Responses to Algorithmic HRM. Academy of Management Discoveries (online first).
  • Scheibmayr, I. & Reichel, A. (2023): Who benefits from (Human Resource Management) professionalization? The moderating role of gender on professionalization effects in organisations. Human Resource Management Journal (online first).
  • Scheibmayr, I. & Reichel, A. (2021): Beating the advertising drum for the employer: How legal context translates into good HRM practice. Human Resource Management Journal. (online first).
  • Reichel, A., Scheibmayr, I., & Brandl, J. (2019): The HR lady is on board: Untangling the link between HRM’s feminine image and HRM’s board representation. Human Resource Management Journal (early view).   doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12263  
  • Scheibmayr I. & Reichel A. (2017): Do women ascend to managerial positions in occupations that confirm female stereotypes – evidence from the U.S. Best Paper Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 2017(1)   doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.171