The purpose of this article 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).

Does board gender diversity affect corporate reputation? Evidence from Italy's most reputable companies

ALFIERO, SIMONA;CANE, Massimo;DE BERNARDI, Paola;VENUTI, FRANCESCO
2016

Abstract

The purpose of this article 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).
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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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