Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance

@article{Adams2008WomenIT,
  title={Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance},
  author={R. B. Adams and Daniel Ferreira},
  journal={Journal of Financial Economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={94},
  pages={291-309}
}
  • R. B. Adams, Daniel Ferreira, Daniel Ferreira
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science, Business
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • 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, male directors have fewer attendance problems the more gender-diverse the board is, and women are more likely to join monitoring committees. These results suggest that gender-diverse boards allocate more effort to monitoring. Accordingly, we find that chief executive officer turnover is more… CONTINUE READING
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