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Gender di ¤ erences in top leadership roles : Does worker backlash matter ?

@inproceedings{Chakraborty2019GenderD,
  title={Gender di ¤ erences in top leadership roles : Does worker backlash matter ?},
  author={Priyanka Chakraborty},
  year={2019}
}
Top leadership positions involve the necessity of making decisions, like promotions, demotions and dismissals, which please some employees and upset others. Backlash from unhappy employees may therefore arise. We examine whether the anticipation of such backlash induces women, more than men, to select out of top leadership roles and to perform di¤erently when/if they become leaders. We conduct a novel laboratory experiment that simulates corporate decision-making. We …nd that women are signi… 

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