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dc.contributor.authorLafuente González, Esteban Miguel
dc.contributor.authorVaillant, Yancy
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.coverage.spatialeast=-83.75342799999999; north=9.748916999999999; name=Costa Rica
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-23T11:52:41Z
dc.date.available2019-07-23T11:52:41Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLafuente, E.; Vaillant, Y. Balance rather than critical mass or tokenism: gender diversity, leadership and performance in financial firms. "International journal of manpower", 2019, vol. 40, núm. 5, p. 894-916.
dc.identifier.issn0143-7720
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/166617
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study analyzes how board’s gender diversity, and more specifically a gender-balanced configuration—i.e., a proportion of women in the boardroom ranging between 40% and 60%—affects economic and risk oriented performance in financial firms. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical application uses a rich dataset that includes detailed accounting and organizational information for all financial firms in the Costa Rican industry during the period 2000-2012. The proposed hypotheses are tested using panel data (fixed-effects) regression models that emphasize that bank performance is affected by various dimensions of the banks’ gender diversity. Findings: The longitudinal analysis of the Costa Rican banking industry reveals that, unlike a proportion indicating a particular critical mass of women on the board, a balanced gender configuration yields superior economic performance (ROA and net intermediation margin). Additionally, the findings show that the performance benefits of gender diversity only exists in the presence of a gender balanced board configuration, and that this positive effect is not conditioned by the presence of women leadership in the corporate hierarchy (Chair or CEO). Originality/value: The paper further explores the influence of board gender diversity on organizational performance by adopting an approach to the gender diversity-performance relationship that goes beyond the mere representation of women within the corporate hierarchy.
dc.format.extent23 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Comptabilitat i control financer
dc.subject.lcshFinancial risk management
dc.subject.otherBanking
dc.subject.othergender studies
dc.subject.otherCosta Rica
dc.titleBalance rather than critical mass or tokenism: gender diversity, leadership and performance in financial firms
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacGestió del risc financer
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJM-10-2017-0268
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJM-10-2017-0268/full/html
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac25636751
dc.description.versionPreprint
local.citation.authorLafuente, E.; Vaillant, Y.
local.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of manpower
local.citation.volume40
local.citation.number5
local.citation.startingPage894
local.citation.endingPage916


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