Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation

@article{Dezso2012DoesFR,
  title={Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation},
  author={Cristian L. Dezso and D. Ross},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={1072-1089}
}
  • Cristian L. Dezso, D. Ross
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • We argue that female representation in top management brings informational and social diversity benefits to the top management team, enriches the behaviors exhibited by managers throughout the firm, and motivates women in middle management. The result should be improved managerial task performance and thus better firm performance. We test our theory using 15 years of panel data on the top management teams of the S&P 1,500 firms. We find that female representation in top management improves firm… CONTINUE READING
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