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Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance
We show that female directors have a significant impact on board inputs and firm outcomes. In a sample of US firms, we find that female directors have better attendance records than male directors,Expand
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A Theory of Friendly Boards
We analyze the consequences of the board's dual role as advisor as well as monitor of management. Given this dual role, the CEO faces a trade-off in disclosing information to the board: If he revealsExpand
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What Do Boards Do? Evidence from Board Committee and Director Compensation Data
This paper uses data on 1542 board committees and director compensation in a sample of 352 Fortune 500 companies in 1998 to analyze variation in board behavior. I use this data to quantify the amountExpand
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Corporate Performance, Board Structure, and Their Determinants in the Banking Industry
The subprime crisis highlights how little we know about the governance of banks. This paper addresses a long-standing gap in the literature by analyzing board governance using a sample of bankingExpand
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Gender Diversity in the Boardroom
This paper documents several significant correlations between the variability of stock returns, the structure of director compensation and the gender diversity of corporate boards. In aExpand
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Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective?
2 The Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance is proud to present this fourth edition of " Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective. " As with our previous versions, this researchExpand
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Governance and the Financial Crisis
Should boards of financial firms be blamed for the financial crisis? Using a large sample of data on nonfinancial and financial firms for the period 1996–2007, I document that the governance ofExpand
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Does Gender Matter in the Boardroom? Evidence from the Market Reaction to Mandatory New Director Announcements
Around the world, policy makers are mandating gender quotas for boards of publicly-traded firms. Since the benefits and costs of these quotas accrue to shareholders, it is important to see how theyExpand
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