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Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and Financial Performance of Commercial Banks: Evidence from Bangladesh

By Probal Dutta and Sudipta Bose


In today’s corporate world, board diversity is a much talked-about topic and gender diversity is an important aspect of board diversity. Gender diversity refers to the presence of women on corporate boards of directors. In this paper, an effort has been made to examine whether an association exists between the financial performance of commercial banks in Bangladesh and presence of women on the boards of directors of these banks and in order to examine the existence of this association, a non-parametric test, namely Kruskal-Wallis H test has been conducted. But the test has yielded conflicting results at different significance levels.

Topics: M14 - Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility, M0 - General, M41 - Accounting, M1 - Business Administration, M12 - Personnel Management; Executive Compensation
Year: 2007
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