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Women representation on boards: do firm governance and firm characteristics matter?


Ishak, Rokiah and Amran, Noor Afza and Abdul Manaf, Kamarul Bahrain (2015) Women representation on boards: do firm governance and firm characteristics matter? Advanced Science Letters, 21 (5). pp. 1566-1570. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

Participation of women as a part of firm management becomes one of the national agenda as the Malaysian government has introduced a policy to increase women involvement to at least 30% in corporate sectors in June 2011. The aim of this paper is to examine whether the firm governance (i.e., board size and family ownership) and firm characteristics influence the selection of women on boards.Based on 789 firm observations from year 2010 to 2012, this study finds that board size, family ownership and firm growth have relationship with incidence of women directorships.These findings indicate that women are more likely to be appointed as board members for firms that are controlled by family and have high growth. In contrast, board size has a negative association with women representation on board which indicates that larger board size is less likely to offer women to join their board colleague.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Rokiah Ishak
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2015 02:48
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 04:15
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16478

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