Skip to main content
About HEC About HEC Faculty & Research Faculty & Research Master’s programs Master’s programs MBA Programs MBA Programs PhD Program PhD Program Executive Education Executive Education Summer School Summer School HEC Online HEC Online About HEC Overview Overview Who
We Are Who
We Are
Egalité des chances Egalité des chances HEC Talents HEC Talents International International Campus
Life Campus
Life
Sustainability Sustainability Diversity
& Inclusion Diversity
& Inclusion
Stories Stories The HEC
Foundation The HEC
Foundation
Coronavirus Coronavirus
Faculty & Research Overview Overview Faculty Directory Faculty Directory Departments Departments Centers Centers Chairs Chairs Knowledge Knowledge Master’s programs Master in
Management Master in
Management
Master in
International Finance Master in
International Finance
Specialized
Masters Specialized
Masters
Ecole Polytechnique
-HEC programs Ecole Polytechnique
-HEC programs
Dual-Degree
programs Dual-Degree
programs
Visiting
students Visiting
students
Certificates Certificates Student
Life Student
Life
MBA Programs MBA MBA Executive MBA Executive MBA TRIUM EMBA TRIUM EMBA PhD Program Overview Overview HEC Difference HEC Difference Program details Program details Research areas Research areas HEC Community HEC Community Placement Placement Job Market Job Market Admissions Admissions Financing Financing Executive Education Executive Masters Executive Masters Executive Certificates Executive Certificates Executive short programs Executive short programs Online Online Companies Companies Executive MBA Executive MBA Infinity Pass Infinity Pass Summer School Youth Programs Youth Programs Summer programs Summer programs HEC Online Overview Overview Degree Program Degree Program Executive certificates Executive certificates MOOCs MOOCs Summer Programs Summer Programs
Faculty & Research

Do New Job Tools Improve Women’s Performance in Male-Dominated Fields? Evidence from Robotic Surgery

08 Dec -
2022 -
3:00 pm
Jouy-en-Josas
English

Participate

Add to Calendar
2022-12-08T15:00:00 2023-01-31T07:52:25 Do New Job Tools Improve Women’s Performance in Male-Dominated Fields? Evidence from Robotic Surgery Strategy & Business Policy Speaker: Seth Carnahan  Associate Professor - Washington University in St.Louis Conference  by Zoom Jouy-en-Josas

Strategy & Business Policy

Speaker: Seth Carnahan 

Associate Professor - Washington University in St.Louis

Conference  by Zoom

Abstract:

Physical tools often privilege the average characteristics of the male body. However, technological advances sometimes introduce more adaptable tools which are adjustable and require less physical force to operate. We investigate whether the introduction of such tools correlates with better job performance for women employees as compared to men. We examine this question among laparoscopic surgeons using microdata from the State of Florida between 2009 and 2015. Standard laparoscopic tools privilege men because they are built for taller users with larger hands. Robotic surgical tools, in contrast, are customizable to a surgeon’s physique and require less physical force to operate. Our analyses suggest that the use of robotic tools correlates with significant performance improvements for both men and women. However, female surgeons experience twice the surgical performance improvement as compared with male surgeons. These improvements further intensify when the surgeon has a high recent caseload or works in a maledominated surgical unit. Yet, we find that women are no more likely to use robotic surgical tools than men are. Drawing on ex post interviews with surgeons, we posit that gender barriers may limit women’s access to cutting-edge tools that supplant outmoded tools designed with men’s bodies in mind

Participate

Add to Calendar
2022-12-08T15:00:00 2023-01-31T07:52:25 Do New Job Tools Improve Women’s Performance in Male-Dominated Fields? Evidence from Robotic Surgery Strategy & Business Policy Speaker: Seth Carnahan  Associate Professor - Washington University in St.Louis Conference  by Zoom Jouy-en-Josas