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School of Business and Management

Research Seminar: Gender and Finance

30 March 2011

Time: 1:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Francis Bancroft Building (FB4.04/08), Mile End Campus

Time:1.00pm - 2.00pm

Speakers :Josephine Maltby, University of York and Janette Rutterford, Open University

Abstract: A growing body of work has pointed out that women have been active as investors from early modern times onwards – as owners of property, Government securities and stocks and shares. Women’s activity as economic agents has been combined with a variety of views – that women are too hysterical, too credulous or too risk-averse to be able to invest, that they avoid financial planning or that they are excluded from it by a masculine culture in the markets. The paper examines the relationship between gender and finance in the UK and the US in the light of historical as well as contemporary research.

This is the opening seminar for the Centre for Management and Organisational History (CMOH) .

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