Gender diversity in corporate governance: Organizational implications of regulations for company performance in ItalyDownload This Article
Giuseppe Perna, Luisa Varriale , Paola Briganti
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Gender gap in the labour market, wages and business top positions significantly persists worldwide, especially in Italy where women are systematically underrepresented. Otherwise, it is interesting to investigate the link between the increasing percentage of women in corporate boards (leadership positions) and the company performance. Most studies analyse if female members in the board of directors are easily “tokens”, who have this positions only because they enjoy a family-bond with the entrepreneur or the shareholders. This explorative study investigates the status quo of gender diversity within Italian companies, focusing the attention on the relationship between gender diversity within corporate boards and the corporate performance of Italian companies.
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Gender Diversity, Golfo-Mosca Law, Board Diversity, Gender Gap, Leadership Positions
JEL Classification: J7, M5, M12, M14
How to cite: Perna, G., Varriale, L., & Briganti, P. (2019). Gender diversity in corporate governance: Organizational implications of regulations for company performance in Italy. In S. Esposito De Falco, F. Alvino, & A. Kostyuk (Eds.), New challenges in corporate governance: Theory and practice (pp. 449-461). https://doi.org/10.22495/ncpr_53