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

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last revised: 23 Jan 2018

Herman Sahni

Baldwin Wallace University

Suresh L. Paul

Independent

Date Written: October 10, 2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Female CEOs, Social Networks, Gender differences, Executive Compensation

JEL Classification: G30, J16, J31, L14, M12

Suggested Citation

Sahni, Herman and Paul, Suresh L., Boys and Girls Have Different Friends: Gender Differences in CEO Network and Wage Premiums (October 10, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2850666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2850666

Herman Sahni (Contact Author)

Baldwin Wallace University ( email )

Suresh Lazarus Paul

Independent ( email )

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