A Female Style in Corporate Leadership? Evidence from Quotas

  title={A Female Style in Corporate Leadership? Evidence from Quotas},
  author={D. Matsa and A. Miller},
  journal={Corporate Governance: Social Responsibility & Social Impact eJournal},
  • D. Matsa, A. Miller
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Corporate Governance: Social Responsibility & Social Impact eJournal
  • This paper studies the impact of gender quotas for corporate board seats on corporate decisions. We examine the introduction of Norway's 2006 quota, comparing affected firms to other Nordic companies, public and private, that are unaffected by the rule. We find that affected firms undertake fewer workforce reductions than comparison firms, increasing relative labor costs and employment levels and reducing short-term profits. The effects are strongest among firms without female board members… CONTINUE READING
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