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Hiring aggressive women will result in higher risks

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HC Online | 29 Mar 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Research by the German central bank claims women on boards are less experienced than their male colleagues, more aggressive and more likely to take risks.
  • Leonnie Blumon | 30 Mar 2012, 11:36 AM Agree 0
    Once one trawls through the bias, assumptions and anecdotal evidence in this report, it is found that no objective, standardised instrument of aggression was used to demonstrate that female directors are actually "more aggressive" than males, that increases in risk taking following the addition of a female board member are "economically marginal" and female board members are less experienced because they are being selected at younger ages (i.e. females are demonstrating greater merit earlier than males). The lack of intellectual rigour in this report is alarming indeed!
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