Gender diversity in Corporate Governance: A study of the largest listed companies in Bombay Stock Exchange
Walanju, Kishore (2012) Gender diversity in Corporate Governance: A study of the largest listed companies in Bombay Stock Exchange. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
High profile scandals in US and other emerging economies as well as the recent global financial crisis have enhanced global interest on the topic of corporate governance. The scandals have drawn attention to the functioning and weakness of corporate boards and companies are trying to improve their corporate governance. Among the areas targeted for improvement by companies include gender diversity on corporate boards. Gender diversity is one of the measures by which companies are using to achieve their targets in areas such as transparency, increasing shareholders value, corporate board performance and representing stakeholders. Gender diversity on corporate boards is considered a social issue as well as value driver in company strategy.
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