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Women in the boardroom and fraud: Evidence from Australia

Capezio, Alessandra; Mavisakalyan, Astghik

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We examine the relationship between women’s representation on corporate boards and fraud. Drawing on a discussion of existing studies, we hypothesise that increasing women’s representation on boards can help mitigate fraud. We provide validation to our conjecture through an empirical analysis of 128 publicly listed companies in Australia. We show that the increase in women’s representation on company boards is associated with a decreased probability of fraud. We demonstrate the consistency of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCapezio, Alessandra
dc.contributor.authorMavisakalyan, Astghik
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T23:21:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0312-8962
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/103717
dc.description.abstractWe examine the relationship between women’s representation on corporate boards and fraud. Drawing on a discussion of existing studies, we hypothesise that increasing women’s representation on boards can help mitigate fraud. We provide validation to our conjecture through an empirical analysis of 128 publicly listed companies in Australia. We show that the increase in women’s representation on company boards is associated with a decreased probability of fraud. We demonstrate the consistency of this result across different robustness checks. We believe that our findings could be of interest to policy makers interested in enhancing board governance and monitoring.
dc.publisherUniversity of New South Wales
dc.rightsAdded published journal article 13/04/2016
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Management
dc.titleWomen in the boardroom and fraud: Evidence from Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumePublished online: July 23, 2015
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor150303 - Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4119614xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCapezio, Alessandra, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMavisakalyan, Astghik, Curtin University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0312896215579463
local.identifier.absseo910403 - Marketing
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T08:59:01Z
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