Getting Women on Board: Some Reflections on Research on Board Gender Diversity

10 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020

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Kris Hardies

University of Antwerp

Diane Breesch

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Date Written: April 14, 2020

Abstract

Al-Shaer and Harakeh (2020) and Lopatta et al. (2020) study different aspects of the relationship between board gender diversity and corporate outcomes, respectively executive compensation and non-financial performance. In this discussion, we offer a broad overview of the main results of both studies, provide some points of discussion in relationship to these specific studies, and elaborate on a number of additional points that link the current studies to the broader literature on board gender diversity and gender research in accounting more generally. We conclude with some suggestions for future research.

Keywords: gender, board of directors, diversity, equality, corporate governance

JEL Classification: M41, M48, J16, G34

Suggested Citation

Hardies, Kris and Breesch, Diane, Getting Women on Board: Some Reflections on Research on Board Gender Diversity (April 14, 2020). International Journal of Accounting, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2020., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3623096

Kris Hardies (Contact Author)

University of Antwerp ( email )

Department of Accounting and Finance
Pleinlaan 13
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium

Diane Breesch

Vrije Universiteit Brussel ( email )

Pleinlaan 2
Brussels, Brussels 1050
Belgium

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