Relying on gender-role congruity theory, this paper investigates the relationship between the gender of the top management teams of venture philanthropy firms and their business risk-taking orientation. The research also assesses if and how experience moderates this relationship. Using a combination of survey data to capture the venture philanthropy firm’s risk orientation and biographical data to identify managers’ gender and experience, it finds that only gender affects business risk-orientation in these firms. Surprisingly, this is the opposite direction than expected, whereby teams with a higher proportion of women have a higher risk-taking profile. This suggests the need to revise the applicability of gender role congruity theory, the existence of a gender-bind dilemma, and the relevance of context in venture philanthropy.

(2021). A Gendered View of Risk Taking in Venture Philanthropy [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/182782

A Gendered View of Risk Taking in Venture Philanthropy

Scarlata, Maria;
2021

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Relying on gender-role congruity theory, this paper investigates the relationship between the gender of the top management teams of venture philanthropy firms and their business risk-taking orientation. The research also assesses if and how experience moderates this relationship. Using a combination of survey data to capture the venture philanthropy firm’s risk orientation and biographical data to identify managers’ gender and experience, it finds that only gender affects business risk-orientation in these firms. Surprisingly, this is the opposite direction than expected, whereby teams with a higher proportion of women have a higher risk-taking profile. This suggests the need to revise the applicability of gender role congruity theory, the existence of a gender-bind dilemma, and the relevance of context in venture philanthropy.
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Scarlata, Maria; Alemany, Luisa; Zacharakis, Andrew
(2021). A Gendered View of Risk Taking in Venture Philanthropy [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/182782
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