A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What’s less clear is why these effects happen. See more. The effects of women on boards are also discussed in chapter 7 of my corporate governance textbook .
I am a full professor at IE Business School in Madrid. On this blog, I discuss my research on corporate governance as well as topical issues on corporate governance and related issues.