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Women on corporate boards: Malaysian perspectives

Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah and Ramin, Ahmad Kaseri (2013) Women on corporate boards: Malaysian perspectives. In: Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2013 (ICTMBE 2013) , 4-5 December 2013, Melaka, Malaysia .

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Abstract

Worldwide, it has been noted that very few women are appointed to the boards of directors of companies. Blame for the low numbers of women of company boards can be partly attributed to the widely publicized "glass ceiling". However, the very low representation of women on company boards requires further examination. Therefore, the objective of this study is to identify the demographic profile of the women on corporate board and investigate the relationship between the compositions of women on the corporate board and firm performance. Quantitative data was collected from the annual reports of the public listed companies on the main board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) for year 2012. The data collected were analysed for the descriptive and correlation analysis. The findings shows that despite the important roles of women directors describe in the literature, in Malaysia their percentage not yet influence financial performance of Malaysian public listed companies. Nevertheless, the finding may not reflect the true picture since the percentage of women directors in Malaysia is very low. Thus, their contributions may not significant as compared to male directors. It is suggested that the ideas on promoting gender equality and continuous policy for promoting women on corporate board need to be implemented especially looking at high percentage of women in the labour market.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate governance; women; corporate board
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321-4731 Industry
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 08:09
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5181
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