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Do managers need more masculine or more feminine skills?

Among top business managers women are still a rare sight. The reasons are complex and subject to heated debates. One controversial explanation suggests that a successful corporate manager needs to have “male” attributes and skills such as risk-taking and competitive … Continue reading

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The coach matters: Evidence from the Bundesliga

What difference does the quality of the single person at the top make for the overall performance of the organization? How dependent are large companies on their CEOs? Are they really the ones leading the firm or just mascots with … Continue reading

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Firms with female CEOs exhibit a more stable performance

Do female-led firms perform differently than male-led ones? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Pierpaolo Parrotta and Nina Smith investigates this relationship. The authors measure female leadership by CEO gender and composition of the board of directors, thus by the … Continue reading

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