The impact of role models on women's self-selection in competitive environments


Meier, Kristina ; Ruenzi, Stefan ; Niessen-Ruenzi, Alexandra



URL: https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/do...
Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2019
Book title: The American Finance Association 2019 Annual Meeting : January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, 2019 Preliminary Program and Ph.D. Poster Session
Page range: 1-56
Conference title: American Finance Association 2019 Annual Meeting
Location of the conference venue: Atlanta, GA
Date of the conference: 04.-06.01.2019
Author/Publisher of the book
(only the first ones mentioned)
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Hirshleifer, David
Place of publication: Salt Lake City, UT
Publishing house: American Finance Association
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Corporate Governance (Niessen-Ruenzi 2012-)
Business School > Internat. Finanzierung (Ruenzi)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: We show that female role models increase women’s willingness to compete. As in Niederle and Vesterlund (2007), we find that women are less willing to enter a tournament than men, although there are no gender differences in per formance. However, the gender gap in tournament entry disappears if subjects are exposed to a competitive female role model. Results are stronger for the best performing women who seem to be particularly encouraged by female role models. Female role models also mitigate gender stereotype threats and lead to higher self-confidence among women. By contrast, we find that competitive male role models seem to intimidate female subjects and increase the gender gap in tournament entry even further. Our results have implications for the socio-political debate on how the fraction of women in top management posi tions can be increased.
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Meier, Kristina ; Ruenzi, Stefan ORCID: 0000-0002-6492-1701 ; Niessen-Ruenzi, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-9493-8280 The impact of role models on women's self-selection in competitive environments. Hirshleifer, David 1-56 In: The American Finance Association 2019 Annual Meeting : January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, 2019 Preliminary Program and Ph.D. Poster Session (2019) Salt Lake City, UT American Finance Association 2019 Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA) [Conference or workshop publication]


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