Organizational Behavior Research Seminar

Women on boards and firm performance: Contextualizing the relationship

Abstract: Despite a large literature examining the relationship between women on boards and firm performance, the evidence is mixed. To reconcile the conflicting results, the results from existing studies were examined to assess whether the relationship varies by firms’ legal/regulatory and socio-cultural contexts. More specifically, we examine the role of country-level shareholder protections and gender parity as moderators of the relationship,because shareholder protections may motivate boards to use the different knowledge, experience, and values that each member brings to the board and because societal gender differences in human capital may influence investors’ evaluations of the future earning potential of firms that have more female directors.

Paper: Professor Post’s recently accepted AMJ paper is attached.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 120
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Corinne Post, PhD
Sponsored by: Organizational Behavior Department

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