Do women receive less blame than men? Attribution of outcomes in a prosocial setting

Erkal, Nisvan, Gangadharan, Lata and Koh, Boon Han ORCID: (2023) Do women receive less blame than men? Attribution of outcomes in a prosocial setting. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 210. pp. 441-452. ISSN 0167-2681

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We examine gender biases in the attribution of leaders’ outcomes to their choices versus luck. Leaders make unobservable investment choices that affect the payoffs of group members. High investment is costly to the leader but increases the probability of an outcome with a high payoff. We observe gender biases in the attribution of low outcomes. Low outcomes of male (female) leaders are attributed more to their selfish decisions (bad luck). These biases are driven by male evaluators. We find no gender differences in the attribution of high outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attribution biases,beliefs,gender biases,laboratory experiments,leadership,social preferences,economics and econometrics,organizational behavior and human resource management ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 16:30
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 08:31
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2023.04.003

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