More Reasons Why Women Make Better Managers Than Men

Last Updated May 22, 2008 7:30 PM EDT

My post on whether women make better managers than men brought out the hornets (check out the comments).

Now Business Pundit is arguing that women do better in business than men, based on a Washington Post article, Women Rise in Rwanda's Economic Revival. The Post article notes that women have outperformed men in adopting new techniques, in quality of goods produced, and in profits.

Grameen Bank has for decades focused its micro-loan strategy on women, another data point in the importance of women to economic vitality in emerging economies. The Post article mentions this, as well, and cites several studies that show in the developing world, "women make better investments than men."

Have at it, readers.

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    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.