Boys and Girls Have Different Friends: Gender Differences in CEO Network and Wage Premiums

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SSRN Electronic Journal

Publication Year:
2016
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SSRN Id:
2850666; 3100957
DOI:
10.2139/ssrn.2850666
Author(s):
Herman Sahni; Suresh L. Paul
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Female CEOs; Social Networks; Gender differences; Executive Compensation
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article description
By taking advantage of a new hand-collected dataset on CEO educational networks between 1992 and 2013, this paper studies the association between gender and network connections. First, female CEOs are less likely to be “Influential” (that is, have extremely large networks). Second, while connected male CEOs are significantly rewarded, female CEOs are not. These results provide evidence supporting Paul and Sahni’s (2016) work that women receive lower returns from social capital than men.