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Gender diversity in boardrooms and corporate financial performance: Evidence from the male-dominated society of Qatar

Abstract : This study examines the relationship between board gender diversity and the corporate financial performance (CFP) of companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange. We use the ordinary least square (OLS) regression as the baseline technique along with the system GMM generalized method of moments (GMM) approach to mitigate the possible issue of endogeneity. Our analysis reveals that board gender diversity negatively affects CFP. Our findings are robust to the use of alternate measures of board gender diversity and free from endogeneity concerns as demonstrated by the results of the system GMM regression estimates. Further, we explain the possible reasons of this negative relation, particularly in the context of Qatar. An important implication of our findings is that they identify the factors that inhibit the women in Qatar from making significant contributions to board proceedings as well as to CFP in its male-dominated society.
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Ammar Ali Gull, Ayman Issa, Muhammad Atif, Tanveer Ahsan. Gender diversity in boardrooms and corporate financial performance: Evidence from the male-dominated society of Qatar. Question(s) de Management, éditions EMS, 2021, n° 36 (6), pp.113-127. ⟨10.3917/qdm.216.0113⟩. ⟨hal-03512978⟩

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