TitleThe Impact of Gender on Voluntary and Involuntary Executive Departure
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBecker-Blease, J, Elkinawy, S, Stater, M
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Volume48
Issue4
Pagination1102-1118.
Date Published2010
KeywordsFinance, MBA
Abstract

We examine the frequency and conditions of executive departure from S&P 1500 firms. Based upon published news reports, we find that female executives are more likely than male executives to depart their positions voluntarily and involuntarily in the presence of controls for firm performance, firm governance, and human capital. We also find that women are less likely than men to depart voluntarily as firm size increases or board size decreases but more likely to be dismissed as the board becomes more male dominated

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