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 the Lynn White, Jr. Associate Professor of Business at the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy. She has earned her Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University and has started her career as an engineer specializing in...
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 University, USA
Can Uslay (MBA and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology) is Vice Dean for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships for Rutgers Business School at Newark and New Brunswick and oversees new, nascent, and international programs and their development; research, program-based...
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...
by Rob Bogosian, Lynda Byrd-Poller
Business leaders are facing critical, post-COVID return-to-office decisions that will impact organizational culture, employee engagement, and firm performance...