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Women directors on top UK boards

Singh, V. and Vinnicombe, S. and Johnson, P. (2001) Women directors on top UK boards. Corporate Governance, 9 (3). pp. 206-216. ISSN 0964-8410

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Abstract

Research suggests that more diversity in board membership could improve overall performance. This paper considers the business case for increased numbers of female directors, and the lack of female representation on UK FTSE 100 company boards in 1999 and 2000. It also offers a comparison to US data. In 1999, almost two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies had at least one female director, but numbers had dropped by July 2000 from 64 per cent to 58 per cent, paralleling the levelling-off at top level reported in North America. More firms having female directors are to be found amongst those with the highest turnover, profit and number of employees in the FTSE 100, again paralleling the findings from the US.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4321
Keywords: women, directors, boards, FTSE 100, female, management, The family. Marriage. Women, Management. Industrial Management, Business, Management and Accounting(all), Strategy and Management, Management of Technology and Innovation
Subjects: Social Sciences > The family. Marriage. Women
Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:32
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4321

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