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How the Gender Balance of Investment Teams Shapes the Risks They Take



Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Scarlata M;Zacharakis A;Alemany L


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There’s solid research showing that women are more risk-averse than men when it comes to picking stocks, investing in venture capital, or making acquisitions. However, new research suggests that women may be more likely than men to take “social” risks — that is, to take risks when the decisions have important human or social consequences, in addition to financial ones.

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