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Does having women on boards create value? The impact of societal perceptions and corporate governance in emerging markets


Abdullah, Shamsul Nahar and Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah and Nachum, Lilach (2015) Does having women on boards create value? The impact of societal perceptions and corporate governance in emerging markets. Strategic Management Journal, 2015. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0143-2095

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Abstract

Many governments seek to impose gender equality on boards, but the consequences of doing so are not clear and could harm firms and economies.We shed light on this topic by conceptualizing the relationships as firm- and board-specific and embedded within specific contexts. The theory is developed with reference to emerging markets, and tested on Malaysian firms.We find that female directors create value for some firms and decrease it for others.The impact varies across different performance indicators, firms’ ownership, and boards’ structure.The findings call for nuanced responses in relation to women’s nominations from both governments and firms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 06:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16174

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