Gender diversity as a corporate governance mechanism is high on the agenda for regulators, firms, and researchers. Particularly, gender board composition has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The theoretical foundations of the benefits associated with the inclusion of female directors on boards, how to measure gender diversity in the boardroom, and its real impact on board decisions and firm strategies remain hotly debated. Drawing on empirical data, this book summarises the current situation regarding gender board diversity and provides a concise overview of the most important concerns about this topic.
This will be a vital tool to guide the future debate on gender diversity and corporate governance for researchers and advanced students, as well as regulators, policy makers and board members.
1. Women and Governance 2. Women in Business 3. Gender Board Diversity 4. Women's Contribution to Boards: A Theoretical Approach 5. Measures for Gender Board Diversity 6. The Effect of Board Gender Composition: Empirial Evidence 7. Concluding Remarks References
Accounting and auditing have evolved and expanded as areas of research. This evolution presents challenges for readers trying to keep up with the latest important developments and debates. Routledge Focus on Accounting and Auditing presents concise books on important topics and how they impact on the world of accounting.
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