How Feminine is Corporate America?

Wanzenried, Gabrielle (September 2003). How Feminine is Corporate America? (Diskussionsschriften 03-14). Bern: Universität Bern Volkswirtschaftliches Institut

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The paper provides an up-to-date description of the distribution of female top executives in US corporations. Our data comprise a total of 54’380 observations from 2’489 firms over the time period from 1992 to 2001. Our results suggest that women are working for smaller, faster growing and more profitable firms. Further, female executives earn less than their male colleagues, but the difference is much smaller for CEOs. In addition, we show that women in CEO positions face stronger incentive schemes compared with their male colleagues. Finally, compensation practices significantly differ between CEOs and other top executives.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Diskussionsschriften

Publisher:

Universität Bern Volkswirtschaftliches Institut

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aline Lehnherr

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2020 16:54

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2020 14:18

JEL Classification:

M52, J31, J82

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144082

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144082

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