The authors examine differences in movies directed by men versus women. Drawing from a broad sample of almost 5,000 movies, the authors conduct an in-depth thematic variation analysis, and also explore the differences in movies directed by men versus women by examining budgets, film length, and product quality. Results indicate that while men direct longer, higher budget movies that receive wider distribution, the differences in movie quality ratings are insignificant, suggesting that women directors may be more cost efficient in generating quality outcomes. While women directors are more likely to focus on genres that rely on the quality of the dialog and creativity (e.g., dramas and musicals), men are more likely to direct projects that rely on technical execution and special effects.
Ekaterina (Kate) Karniouchina
Dr. Kate Karniouchina is the Dean of Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy. Kate holds a PhD in Marketing, an MBA, and a BA degree in Finance from the University of Utah. Her work has been widely published in academic and industry journals including the...
Carol Theokary is an Associate Professor of Business at Mills College. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University and has extensive working experience in network design in the telecommunications field. Carol’s research interests lie broadly...
Lorien Rice is a Professor of Economics at Mills College. Before joining academia, she completed her PhD in Economics at UC San Diego, and worked as a Research Fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California. Dr. Rice’s work has focused on identifying barriers to...
Rutgers Business School
Can Uslay is an Associate Professor and the Vice Dean for Academic Programs and Innovations at Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick. He received his MBA and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests lie broadly within marketing...
Siobhan Reilly is a Professor of Economics at Mills College. Previously, she served on the Economics faculty at Vanderbilt University, as an analyst for Banque Paribas in Brussels, and as a consultant to the World Bank. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University...
Learning from the Failure of the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2): When Imposed Innovation Does Not Change the Status Quo
by Amir Bahman Radnejad, Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, Olivia Scheibel
By studying the implication of PSD2 and its effect on the EU banking industry, for the first time, we provide practical suggestions for how to improve the...
by Lorenz Graf-Vlachy
Some situations allow managers to forfeit absolute profit in exchange for a favorable standing as compared to competitors. In this article, the author explains...