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Female Leadership and Firm Performance
Female Leadership and Firm Performance

Author(s): Arlette Beltran
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy
Published by: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: firm performance; gender; statistical discrimination; cross-country data

Summary/Abstract: This study explores whether companies´ experience benefits when the firm’s CEO and owner are both women. It employs data from the 2009–2014 World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES) to measure firms’ performance through growth in sales and productivity. Potential endogeneity was corrected by using the UN Gender Development Index and the average fertility rate as they comply with the exclusion restrictions. The paper uses the Control Function method with a Probit first stage estimation and an OLS main equation. The findings suggest that a female owner strengthens the female CEO’s business skills and leads to better firm performance than when the CEO is a woman and the owner is a man.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 363-377
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English