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Are women less effective leaders than men? Evidence from experiments using coordination games


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Title: Are women less effective leaders than men? Evidence from experiments using coordination games
Authors: Heursen, Lea
Ranehill, Eva
Weber, Roberto A
Issue Date: Nov-2020
Extent: 84
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
796
Keywords: gender
coordination games
leadership
experiment
Abstract: We study whether one reason behind female underrepresentation in leadership is that female leaders are less effective at coordinating action by followers. Two experiments using coordination games investigate whether female leaders are less successful than males in persuading followers to coordinate on efficient equilibria. Group performance hinges on higher-order beliefs about the leader’s capacity to convince followers to pursue desired actions, making beliefs that women are less effective lead... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL codes: D23, C72, C92, J10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/66908
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