The Impact of Gender Composition on Team Performance and Decision Making: Evidence from the Field

@article{Apesteguia2012TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Gender Composition on Team Performance and Decision Making: Evidence from the Field},
  author={Jose Apesteguia and Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri},
  journal={Manag. Sci.},
  year={2012},
  volume={58},
  pages={78-93}
}
We investigate whether the gender composition of teams affects their economic performance. We study a large business game, played in groups of three, in which each group takes the role of a general manager. There are two parallel competitions, one involving undergraduates and the other involving MBA students. Our analysis shows that teams formed by three women are significantly outperformed by all other gender combinations, both at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Looking across the… 

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