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Women in the Boardroom: Evidence from Large UK Companies

Conyon, Martin and Mallin, C (1997) Women in the Boardroom: Evidence from Large UK Companies. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 5 (3). pp. 112-117. ISSN 0964-8410

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Abstract

A considerable amount of attention has recently been given to the lack of equality for women in the economic arena. Women are systematically disadvantaged in many ways in terms of pay for the same job, promotion prospects and access to the most important top jobs in the United Kingdom. In this paper we present new evidence on women participation rates in UK boardrooms. In particular, our objectives are to (i) examine the proportion of executive and non-executive directors who are women (ii) to document the degree to which women are deployed to key boardroom committees.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Corporate Governance: An International Review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 54025
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2012 15:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54025

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