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Women's Leadership and Corporate Performance - a working Paper

Qian, Meijun


This paper examines the gender diversity in corporate boardrooms in Asia and the Pacific and how the diversity affects corporate performance. We find that boardroom gender diversity is low in Asia with 7.5% female representation on average in 2012, but showing a 1.8% improvement in 2013. The appointment of female directors and a gender-diverse boardroom are on average positively associated with a firm's subsequent performance, but with large cross-country and cross-measurement differences. Firm...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: ADB Economics Working Paper Series
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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