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Board composition and firm performance : gender diversity , board independence and the combination of the two

  title={Board composition and firm performance : gender diversity , board independence and the combination of the two},
  author={Lisanne Frijling},
This paper investigates the relation between composition of the board of directors and firm performance. I focus on gender diversity, board independence and the combination of the two, concerning board composition. This research is unique in the sense that it investigates the impact of independent female directors on firm value and profitability, measured as the ROE, the ROA and Tobin’s Q. I will also examine the influence of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the composition of the board of directors… 



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