Women are more likely than men to ask for directions, studies have shown, which means less wasted time and fuel driving around in circles convinced they’re on the right track.

The same logic appears to apply to men and women in the boardroom around deciding the right move to make with mergers and acquisitions.

A joint study from the University of British Columbia and the University of Utah shows corporate boards that include women are more likely to seek help from investment bankers and/or financial advisers when faced with a takeover offer. The result is less risk of backlash and even litigation from unhappy shareholders.

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