Corporate Board Gender Diversity and Stock Performance: The Competence Gap or Institutional Investor Bias?

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 89, 2011

30 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014

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Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Jiwook Jung

Harvard University

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Women have been gaining ground on corporate boards. They held 14.8% of Fortune 500 seats in 2007. Yet the effect of women on corporate performance is a matter of some debate. Studies using data at one or two points in time find that gender diversity on boards is associated with higher stock values and greater profitability.

Suggested Citation

Dobbin, Frank and Jung, Jiwook, Corporate Board Gender Diversity and Stock Performance: The Competence Gap or Institutional Investor Bias? (2012). North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 89, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2410911

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Jiwook Jung

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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