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When women are on boards, male CEOs are less overconfident

When women are on boards, male CEOs are less overconfident
When women are on boards, male CEOs are less overconfident
Several studies suggest that having women on the board results in companies making better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. But what’s less clear is: why does having women in the boardroom lead to such improvements for the firm? New research suggests one potential reason: having female board members helps temper the overconfidence of (mostly) male CEOs, improving overall decision making for the company.
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Chen, Jie
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Leung, Woon Sau
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Song, Wei
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Chen, Jie, Leung, Woon Sau, Song, Wei and Goergen, Marc (2019) When women are on boards, male CEOs are less overconfident. Harvard Business Review, March/April.

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Several studies suggest that having women on the board results in companies making better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. But what’s less clear is: why does having women in the boardroom lead to such improvements for the firm? New research suggests one potential reason: having female board members helps temper the overconfidence of (mostly) male CEOs, improving overall decision making for the company.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 April 2016
Published date: 12 September 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 434427
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434427
ISSN: 0017-8012
PURE UUID: 85c6b768-6c7a-4d75-a4c7-8d4753467380

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 06:27

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Author: Jie Chen
Author: Woon Sau Leung
Author: Wei Song
Author: Marc Goergen

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