publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

New Rationales for Women on Boards

Barnali Choudhury;
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  • Published: 20 Jan 2014 Journal: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, volume 34, pages 511-542 (issn: 0143-6503, eissn: 1464-3820, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Should measures promoting women to corporate boards be solely justified in terms of economic arguments? Traditionally, such measures have tended to rely on utilitarian arguments, despite the fact that the most prominent of these arguments — the relationship between women’s presence on boards and firm financial performance — is equivocal.Conversely, this article argues that rationales for increasing women on boards should be based on both equality and economics grounds. An equality rationale is necessary as it clarifies the underlying issues which have given rise to the lack of women on boards as well as enables female representation to be valued in its own right...
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free text keywords: Law, corporate governance, gender, boards of directors, Strategic management, Public relations, business.industry, business, Ambivalence, Corporate governance, Financial performance, Positive economics, Economics, Skepticism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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