Darmadi, Salim (2010): Do Women in Top Management Affect Firm Performance? Evidence from Indonesia. Forthcoming in: Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society
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This paper investigates the relationship between gender diversity on management boards and financial performance of Indonesian listed companies. We conduct cross-sectional regression analysis based on a sample comprising 92.4 percent of public firms listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). We find that the representation of female top executives is negatively related to both accounting and market performance, suggesting that female representation is not associated with improved level of performance. From correlation analysis, our results also reveal that smaller firms, which tend to be family-controlled, are more likely to have higher proportion of female members on management boards. This implies that large firms are “tougher” for women in terms of opportunities to hold seats on the board.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Do Women in Top Management Affect Firm Performance? Evidence from Indonesia|
|Keywords:||Corporate governance; Gender diversity; Female representation; Financial performance; Indonesia|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G34 - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G30 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||Salim Darmadi|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2012 08:09|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:15|
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