#GAReads | Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

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Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident”:

A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What’s less clear is why these effects happen.

Our research suggests one potential reason: Having female board members helps temper the overconfidence of male CEOs, improving overall decision making for the company.

Read Jie Chen, Woon Sau Leung, Wei Song, and Marc Goergen’s full article at Harvard Business Review here…

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