Does Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Have Significant Influences on Corporate Financial Decisions and Corporate Performance?

  • 林 欣儀

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This paper examines whether female directors in the boardroom have influences on corporate financial decisions and corporate performance I find that female directors in the boardroom are negatively related to leverage which is one of the corporate financial decisions examined in this work However I find that two other decisions asset growth and debt issuance are not related to female directors Further I find that female directors in the boardroom have positive influences on Tobin's Q My results suggest that female directors can help to improve corporate performance possibly because they are more likely to be diligent and less overconfident in nature than male directors
Date of Award2017 Jun 20
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPing-Hsun Huang (Supervisor)

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