Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6481
Title: Deciding to decide: Gender, leadership and risk-taking in groups
Authors: Ertaç, Seda
Gürdal, Mehmet Y.
Keywords: Gender
Group decision-making
Risk
Leadership
Experiments
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Being the leader in a group often involves making risky decisions that affect the payoffs of all members, and the decision to take this responsibility in a group is endogenous in many contexts. In this paper, we experimentally study: (1) the willingness of men and women to make risky decisions on behalf of a group, (2) the amount of risk men and women take for the group, in comparison to their individual decisions. We observe a striking difference between males and females, with a much lower fraction of women being willing to make the group decision than men. The amount of risk taken for the group is generally lower than in the case where subjects decide for themselves only, indicating a cautious shift. The women that would like to make the group decision and the women that do not are no different in terms of how much risk they take for themselves, nor for their group. For men, on the other hand, we find that the ones who would like to lead tend to take more risk on behalf of the group. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2011.06.009
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6481
ISSN: 0167-2681
1879-1751
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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