Diversity

Working Paper

Gender, Culture, and Firm Value: Evidence from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal and the #MeToo Movement

During the revelation of the Weinstein scandal and the emergence of the #MeToo movement, firms with a culture of ethical behavior toward women, proxied by having women among their five highest paid executives, earned excess returns of close to 1....Read more

Lukas Roth
Henri Servaes
07 May 2020

Closing the Gap: Gender Quotas and Corporate Board Composition

We study the impact of board gender quotas on firms’ hiring and retention practices. We find that female director retention rates increase following the introduction of a quota in France in 2011, with stronger effects observed among less gender-...Read more

Daniel Ferreira
Marie-Aude Laguna
Yasmine Skalli
01 August 2017

Does Board Gender Diversity Affect Renewable Energy Consumption?

This paper examines the effect of board gender diversity on renewable energy consumption. Using a panel of 11,677 firm-year observations from the USA for 2008–2016, we find a positive relationship between board gender diversity and renewable...Read more

Muhammad Atif
Mohammed Hossain
Md. Samsul Alam
Marc Goergen
26 August 2019

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