Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Challenges and Opportunities

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This volume, the first to focus exclusively on women serving on corporate boards of directors, provides the latest thinking and research findings on this increasingly important corporate governance issue. It includes censuses of women directors in a number of countries, identifies reasons for their limited numbers, indicates why appointing qualified women to boards offers competitive advantages, and suggests practical ways corporations can attract, recruit and appoint more women...

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Overview

This volume, the first to focus exclusively on women serving on corporate boards of directors, provides the latest thinking and research findings on this increasingly important corporate governance issue. It includes censuses of women directors in a number of countries, identifies reasons for their limited numbers, indicates why appointing qualified women to boards offers competitive advantages, and suggests practical ways corporations can attract, recruit and appoint more women board members.
Researchers interested in gender and corporate governance issues, companies interested in increasing their numbers of women board members, and women and men serving or hoping to serve on corporate boards will find this book of interest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048153954
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Issues in Business Ethics Series , #14
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Part One: Women Corporate Directors: A Research Appraisal. Women Corporate Boards of Directors: Where Do We Go From Here? R.J. Burke, M.C. Mattis. The Future of Corporate Women: Progress Toward the Executive Suite and the Boardroom? C.M. Daily, S. Trevis Certo, D.R. Dalton. Building the Business Case for Women Corporate Directors; D. Bilimoria. Part Two: International Research Findings. Women Corporate Directors in the United States; M.C. Mattis. Making it to the Top in Britain; S. Vinnicombe, V. Singh, J. Sturges. The Paradox of Affirmative Action for Women Directors in Israel; D. Izraeli. Women on Canadian Corporate Boards of Directors: Still a Long Way to Go; R.J. Burke. What Distinguishes Women Non-executive Directors From Executive Directors? Individual, Interpersonal and Organizational Factors Related to Women's Appointments to Boards; Z.M. Burgess, P. Tharenou. The New Zealand Experiment - Training to be on Board as a Director; J. McGregor. Taking a Seat on the Board: Women Directors in Britain; V.M. Holton. Company Size, Board Size and Numbers of Women Corporate Directors; R.J. Burke. Part Three: Women Directors and Board Dynamics. Women on Boards of Directors: Gender Bias or Power Threat? N. Fondas. Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: Understanding the Context; R.J. Burke. The Experiences of White Women on Corporate Boards in Canada: Compliance and Non-compliance to Hegemonic Masculinity; P. Bradshaw, D. Wicks. Public Sector Board Composition in Australia: Leading the Way? D.K. Conroy. Part Four: Views of Corporate Directors. From Male Locker Room to Co-ed Board Room: A Twenty-five Year Perspective; C.C. Selby. Making Boards Work: Recruiting for Balance, Competence and Results; D. Leighton. Catalyst Corporate Board Placement: New Seats at the Table; M. Pollak. Index.

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