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 in context

Teaching Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organization, Human Resources, Management
  • Gender Studies in Economics
  • Social Science Methods

Selected Publications

  • Scheibmayr, I. & Reichel A. (2020): Status Increase Despite Passivity: HRM Professionalization in the Civil Law Context. Proceedings of the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2020(1).
  • 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. (2019): The Disappearing Act of Gender Equality: GE Legislation Traveling from Draft to Implementation. Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. 2019(1)  doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.17119abstract 
  • Scheibmayr, I. (2019): Who Cares? Gleichstellungsanforderungen und unbezahlte Arbeit als Herausforderung für das familienfreundliche Unternehmen. In: Urnik, Sabine; Reichel, Astrid; Pfeil, Walter (2019): Familienfreundliche Betriebe. Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Manz Verlag: Wien. ISBN: 978-3-214-10931-8  
  • 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