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Teamwork, leadership and gender / Maria De Paola (University of Calabria and IZA), Francesca Gioia (University of Milan), Vincenzo Scoppa (University of Calabria and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDe Paola, Maria ; Gioia, Francesca ; Scoppa, Vincenzo
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2018
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (22 Seiten)
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11861
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-168473 
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We ran a field experiment to investigate whether individual performance in teams depends on the gender of the leader. About 430 students from an Italian University took an intermediate exam that was partly evaluated on the basis of teamwork. Students were randomly matched in teams of three and in each team we randomly chose a leader with the task of coordinating the work of the team. We find a positive and significant effect of female leadership on team performance. This effect is driven by the higher performance of team members in female led teams rather than due to an improvement in the leaders performance. We also find that, in spite of the higher performance of female led teams, male members tend to evaluate female leaders as less effective, whereas female members are more sympathetic towards them.