Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Implications of board diversity for corporate practices and policies
Author: Kang, Wei
ISNI:       0000 0004 9358 6564
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2020
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This thesis focuses on corporate practices and policy pertaining to board diversity. In the work, three questions are examined at individual director, firm and national levels of analysis, including examining: (i) how changes to diversity in board composition affect firm performance; (ii) the role of male and female director interaction networks in the underrepresentation of women at the top of corporations; (iii) the effects of legislative measures, regulatory ‘'comply or explain'’ principles and voluntary policy measures and their associated enforcement, implementation and compliance dimensions. Overall the findings indicate that promoting a purely numerical level of diversity in board composition is insufficient. Board diversity practices should be supplemented by other organizational practices to ease newcomers’ and minority (female) directors’ inclusion into interaction networks. In addition, nationwide policy frameworks can efficiently aid in enhancing gender diversity in corporate boards if an appropriate design of policy elements is in place.
Supervisor: Ashton, John ; Orujov, Ayan Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Board composition ; Board diversity ; Social network analysis ; Gender studies ; Board appointment ; corporate governance