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A man´s world? – The impact of a male dominated environment on female leadership


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Title: A man´s world? – The impact of a male dominated environment on female leadership
Authors: Born, Andreas
Ranehill, Eva
Sandberg, Anna
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Extent: 80
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
744
Keywords: leadership
gender differences
experiment
Abstract: Despite the significant growth in female labor force participation and educational attainment over the past decades, few women reach leadership positions. In this study, we explore whether male dominated environments, in and of themselves, adversely affect women´s willingness to lead a team. We find that women randomly assigned to male majority teams are less willing to become team leaders than women assigned to female majority teams. Analyses of potential mechanisms show that women in male majo... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL codes: C92, J16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58135
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