Friday, May 18, 2012

The Economist, May 11, 2012, Friday

The Economist

May 11, 2012, Friday

The Economist (full article)

Lonely at the top

In a second paper, Ms Duguid and her co-authors, Denise Lewin Lloyd of MIT Sloan and Pamela Tolbert of Cornell University, discuss the potential consequences of value threat. (They also discuss value threat more broadly, to apply to members of ethnic minorities as well as women.) If the token woman is given the task of bringing in more women, she may balk, and the majority might assume that the other female candidates aren’t qualified.