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Women on Corporate Boards and Financial Performance in Fast-Emerging Markets: Insights from Malaysia

Chapter


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.

UOW Authors


  •   Mamun, Abdullah Al
  •   Yasser, Qaiser Rafique (external author)
  •   Seamer, Michael (external author)
  •   Heyden, Mariano (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • 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 (pp. 349-364). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781137579386

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054662328

Book Title


  • The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia

Start Page


  • 349

End Page


  • 364

Place Of Publication


  • London

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.

UOW Authors


  •   Mamun, Abdullah Al
  •   Yasser, Qaiser Rafique (external author)
  •   Seamer, Michael (external author)
  •   Heyden, Mariano (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • 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 (pp. 349-364). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781137579386

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054662328

Book Title


  • The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia

Start Page


  • 349

End Page


  • 364

Place Of Publication


  • London