The purpose of this study is to analyze if female presence in boards of directors affects firms’ corporate reputation, as a form of CSR. The under-representation of women on boardrooms is a heavy discussed topic, not only in Italy. Based on a critical mass theory and with 149 observations taken from a sample of Italian most reputable companies, from 2012 to 2014, we find that a higher percentage of female members in boardrooms tends to positively affect the level of corporate reputation (considered as a form of corporate social responsibility).

How Board Gender Diversity Affects Corporate Reputation: A Study on Italian Most Reputable Companies

ALFIERO, SIMONA;CANE, Massimo;DE BERNARDI, Paola;VENUTI, FRANCESCO
2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze if female presence in boards of directors affects firms’ corporate reputation, as a form of CSR. The under-representation of women on boardrooms is a heavy discussed topic, not only in Italy. Based on a critical mass theory and with 149 observations taken from a sample of Italian most reputable companies, from 2012 to 2014, we find that a higher percentage of female members in boardrooms tends to positively affect the level of corporate reputation (considered as a form of corporate social responsibility).
Eurasia Business Research Conference
Istanbul
4-6 giugno 2015
Proceedings of Eurasia Business Research Conference
World Business Institute Australia
1
11
978-1-922069-77-1
http://www.wbiworldconpro.com/pages/paper/turkey-conference-2015/2718
Corporate reputation, corporate social responsibility, board structure, gender diversity, female directors, performance
ALFIERO Simona; CANE Massimo; DE BERNARDI Paola; VENUTI Francesco
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