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Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards: The Call for Change in Europe

©2015 Textbook 43 Pages

Summary

The debate for higher female representation on corporate boards has become particularly intensive during the recent financial crisis. Scholars advocate that women are more risk-averse, more engaged with longer-term issues and tend to draw more attention to governance and ethics. Thus, it is suggested that due to the behavioural differences between men and women, more gender-balanced boards would have prevented a number of financial collapses. This assertion has triggered more detailed analyses of current statistics for women on boards in the European Union. A number of states have implemented various non-binding measures for improving female representation on boards. This brought them acclaim, yet no discernible results. Should we indeed insist to have gender-balanced boards, we need quotas. Evidence is of strong support.

Details

Pages
43
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2015
ISBN (PDF)
9783954899234
ISBN (Softcover)
9783954894239
File size
250 KB
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (October)
Grade
Merit
Keywords
Woman European Union Justice corporate governance gender diversity female representation quotas for gender diversity EU Directive on Gender Balance
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Title: Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards: The Call for Change in Europe