Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets

insights from Malaysia

Abdullah Al Mamun, Qaiser Rafique Yasser, Michael Seamer, Mariano L. M. Heyden

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Abstract

In this study, we focus on the relation between female representation on boards of directors and firm financial performance based on evidence from 100 publicly listed firms in Malaysia from 2010 to 2014. Our findings indicate that the presence of at least one female director on the board is positively associated with firm financial performance. However, we find no statistically significant link between having a higher proportion of female directors or the presence of a female CEO-chair on financial performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia
EditorsNuttawuth Muenjohn, Adela McMurray
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages349-364
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781137579409
ISBN (Print)9781137579386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • female board participation
  • emerging economy firm boards
  • board diversity
  • corporate governance

Cite this

Al Mamun, A., Yasser, Q. R., Seamer, M., & Heyden, M. L. M. (2017). Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets: insights from Malaysia. In N. Muenjohn, & A. McMurray (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia (1st ed., pp. 349-364). London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57940-9_19
Al Mamun, Abdullah ; Yasser, Qaiser Rafique ; Seamer, Michael ; Heyden, Mariano L. M. / Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets : insights from Malaysia. The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia. editor / Nuttawuth Muenjohn ; Adela McMurray. 1st. ed. London UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 349-364
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Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets : insights from Malaysia. / Al Mamun, Abdullah; Yasser, Qaiser Rafique; Seamer, Michael; Heyden, Mariano L. M.

The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia. ed. / Nuttawuth Muenjohn; Adela McMurray. 1st. ed. London UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 349-364.

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Al Mamun A, Yasser QR, Seamer M, Heyden MLM. Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets: insights from Malaysia. In Muenjohn N, McMurray A, editors, The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia. 1st ed. London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 349-364 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57940-9_19