publication . Other literature type . 2015

GENDER EQUALITY ON CORPORATE BOARDS: TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM CROATIA

Tipurić, Darko; Lovrinčević, Marina; Lovrinčević Šelamov, Ana;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: InterEULawEast : journal for the international and european law, economics and market integrations, volume 2, issue 1 (issn: 1849-3734, eissn: 1849-4439, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb
Abstract
Gender diversity issues are receiving great attention worldwide. Empirical evidence suggests that stronger women representation on boards is positively related to financial performance. Across Europe, initiatives for greater women representation on boards are undertaken. They vary from one country to another and include proposals in national codes, voluntary initiatives, demands for disclosure of nomination policies and legal quotas for women on company boards. Recent data show that women account for an average of 18.6% of the members of boards in the EU 28 member states. Results of the empirical study we provide show that women representation on Croatian compan...
Subjects
free text keywords: gender equality; boards; Croatian companies
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