Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership

@article{Matsa2011ChippingAA,
  title={Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: Gender Spillovers in Corporate Leadership},
  author={D. Matsa and A. Miller},
  journal={IO: Firm Structure},
  year={2011}
}
  • D. Matsa, A. Miller
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • IO: Firm Structure
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