YOU'RE ON!: Creating Sizzling Soundbites
The following papers are associated with the
study of entrepreneurship, and make reference to the topic of gender. (Please note: some papers may be cross-listed in multiple categories.)
Love & Loans: The Effect of Beauty and Personal Characteristics in Credit Markets
Sample of small individual loans generated on Prosper, a successful
U.S. online lending web site that, since inception in February 2006, has generated more than $115 million in loans and gained 440,000 members. The sample comprises 7,321 borrowers, and 14,088 lenders. Such borrowers posted 11,957 loan requests, 1,257 of which were funded and
became a loan. The size of the loans ranges between $1,000 and $25,000, with an average of $6,200, while the amount lent by a single individual varies between $0 and $738,488, with an average of $2,835. Includes data on Credit Quality, Delinquency, personal characteristics of the borrower such as: gender, race, description photo, general attractiveness as rated by undergraduate students.
Like Daughter, Like Father: How the Gender of a CEO's Children Influences Employees' Wages
Denmark’s Integrated Database for Labor Market Research used to
construct a matched employer–employee dataset that (i) contains wage
and demographic information for the entire workforce employed in
Denmark’s private sector in 1995-2006, (ii) identifies each employee’s
employer and CEO, and (iii) contains information on each CEO’s family
structure, including the gender and age of a CEO’s children.
Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation
Source for the size and gender composition of top management teams is
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) ExecuComp database, which contains
information on senior managers from proxy statements and other public
filings of the S&P 1,500 firms, a widely used index of public
companies designed to reflect the broad U.S. equity market (Standard
&Poor’s, 2010). Their sample covers the years 1992, the first year
of the ExecuComp data, through 2006. Includes traditional financial
variables in addition to bios of top managers.
Inside the Family Firm: The Role of Families in Succession Decisions and Performance
5,334 successions between 1994 and 2002 in limited liability (publicly
and privately held) firms in Denmark. Dataset contains financial
information on firms (assets, net income, age, operating income), and
personal and family information about departing and incoming CEOs
(marital status, number of spouses, number of children, gender of children,
gender of firstborn).