Centre for Development Economics,
Delhi School of Economics
Institute of Economic Growth


Gender and Managerial Job Mobility: Career Prospects for Executives Displaced by Acquisitions


Sandra Mortal and Vishal Gupta (University of Alabama)

Thursday, 5 August 2021 at 3:00 PM IST

We investigate how men and women fare in the managerial labor market in the plausibly exogenous circumstance of their firms being acquired, when most target-firm managers (about 90%) are displaced. These career disruptions result in a larger drop in rank and compensation for female managers, despite similar job-search attributes. Gender differences are mitigated when hiring firms have more women in upper-echelon positions. Rich managerial experience and external board service also reduce gender related differences. Overall, results point to a (implicit) ‘gender-penalty’ in terms of managerial job mobility, but also indicate contexts in which penalty is alleviated, and even reversed.


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Meeting ID: 914 2660 9046
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