Glass Ceilings and Oak-Paneled Walls - Women on Corporate Boards

Prime Database Annual Directory, India 2011

10 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2011

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Bala N. Balasubramanian

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad; Formerly IIM Bangalore - Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizensip; Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Gender diversity on corporate boards can be approached from two perspectives: first, women on boards are good for business since that contributes to better decision making and hence better governance and performance; second, as a social equity issue, women constituting about half the human resources pool need to have proportionate opportunities to serve and contribute to corporate governance and performance. It is in this background that the issue of women on corporate boards will be addressed in this paper.

Keywords: corporate boards, women, gender diversity, India, board diversity, board balance

JEL Classification: G30

Suggested Citation

Balasubramanian, Bala N., Glass Ceilings and Oak-Paneled Walls - Women on Corporate Boards (2011). Prime Database Annual Directory, India 2011 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1933651

Bala N. Balasubramanian (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ( email )

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Formerly IIM Bangalore - Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizensip ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India
+919167036140 (Phone)

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