DOES GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE BOARDROOM INFLUENCE TOBIN’S Q OF CROATIAN LISTED FIRMS?
TOMISLAVA PAVIC KRAMARIC, TONI MILUN, IVAN PAVIC
Gender diversity has attracted attention of scientists and practitioners of different fields. Despite the efforts and progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the workplace this has remained the weak point especially in the context of management and supervisory board positions. Therefore, the authors wanted to investigate whether this is true for Croatian listed companies. The hypotheses that women in leading positions has a positive impact on performance Croatian listed companies is tested using Tobin’s Q indicator for the year 2014 whereas explanatory variables comprise different corporate governance variables such as Shannon index, Blau index, gender of the president of the management and supervisory board, share of women etc. The analysis is performed by using different empirical research methods including linear regression. The main findings are that women acting as the presidents of the management board positively influence performance. Moreover, having more women in the management board also has beneficial effects on financial success of the firm.
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Firm Profit, Gender, Inequality
TOMISLAVA PAVIC KRAMARIC, TONI MILUN, IVAN PAVIC (2016). Does gender diversity in the boardroom influence Tobin’s Q of Croatian listed firms?. International Journal of Economic Sciences, Vol. V(3), pp. 50-65. , DOI: 10.52950/ES.2016.5.3.004
Received: 28 Jun 2016
Revised: 18 Aug 2016
Accepted: 6 Sep 2016
Published: 20 Sep 2016
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