Women on Boards in China and India : Corporate Regulation and Gender Empowerment book cover
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Women on Boards in China and India
Corporate Regulation and Gender Empowerment

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ISBN 9780367493165
May 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge India
168 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an in-depth comparative exploration of gender diversity in corporate leadership roles in China and India.

Set in the context of changing corporate governance norms, it utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand the key determinants of gender disparity. It identifies global, national and enterprise level factors shaping gender diversity in the corporate board room; and measures their economic, political, and sociocultural impacts on two of the world’s largest economies. The book draws upon narratives of women leaders to bridge the gap between theory and data, examining possible solutions to achieve gender parity in organisational hierarchies.

Topical and detailed, this book will be an essential read for scholars, practitioners and researchers of gender studies, corporate governance, business studies, human resource management, public policy, social anthropology, and Asian studies.

Table of Contents

1.National determinants of board gender diversity in China and India: An overview Introduction 2. Background: theoretical and methodological approaches 3. Results of Phase I; the global study 4. Corporate governance in China and India: Recursivity and divergence in the evolution of regulatory institutions. 5. Results of Phase II: organisational determinants of board gender diversity in China and India 6. Attitudes toward gender roles and affirmative action for gender diversity in China and India 7. Discussion and conclusions.

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Alice de Jonge completed her Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) at Melbourne Law School in 2008, and a PhD in Management at Monash University in 2019. She lectures in international and comparative law subjects at Monash Business School. She has nearly 30 years of teaching experience; has taught international law and international trade law classes in Australia, Southeast Asia, China, India and South Africa, and has published over 50 book chapters and journal articles.