Title: Reflections on the evolution of a long-term study of airline cultures: an interview with Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills
Authors: Bernauer, Vanessa Sandra 
Language: eng
Keywords: Airlines;Archival research;Discriminatory practices;Gender;History;Intersectionality
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2022
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Equality, diversity and inclusion : an international journal
Abstract: 
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to provide insights on Albert J. Mills' and Jean Helms Mills' lifelong methodological journey in the airline culture. The interview offers a retrospective and reflective insight of their research into organizational culture and the airline industry, reasons for this research, their methodological journey, challenges they faced and ways forward. Design/methodology/approach: This article is based on an interview with Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills, which was virtually conducted for a professional development workshop (PDW) at the 2020 Academy of Management Meeting. Findings: Albert J. Mills and Jean Helms Mills provide insights and reflections on their lifelong methodological journey, focusing organizational culture, discriminatory practices, and the impact of this on what constitutes men and women's work. Originality/value: This paper draws from Albert J. Mills' and Jean Helms Mills' lifelong experience in studying gender, intersectionality and historiography in airline cultures. Scholars will be encouraged by their insights on how to start a long-term study, potential challenges, impacts of current trends and how to deal with them.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Personalpolitik 
URL: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EDI-09-2021-0237/full/html
ISSN: 2040-7149
Publisher DOI: 10.1108/EDI-09-2021-0237
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