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Characteristics of Women and Men Corporate Inside Directors in the US

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  • Deborah Dahlen Zelechowski

    (Robert Morris College of Illinois)

  • Diana Bilimoria

    (Case Western Reserve University)

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    This study examines the qualifications of women and men corporate inside directors of Fortune 1000 firms. Our results indicate that women insiders differ significantly from a random set of men insiders on several characteristics relevant to their dual positions as directors and officers of the corporation. While they do not differ on the experience-based qualifications of board tenure or corporate tenure, women insiders hold fewer directorships of other corporations, hold less powerful corporate titles, occupy disproportionately more staff functions, are less likely to be top earners of the corporation, and earn considerably less than men inside directors. Implications are drawn for women executives' under utilisation in the executive suite and corporate governance. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Corporate Governance.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (07)
    Pages: 337-342

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    1. João Vieito & Walayet Khan, 2012. "Executive compensation and gender: S&P 1500 listed firms," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 36(2), pages 371-399, April.
    2. Celia Anca & Patricia Gabaldon, 2014. "The Media Impact of Board Member Appointments in Spanish-Listed Companies: A Gender Perspective," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 122(3), pages 425-438, July.
    3. Ayuso, Silvia & Rodriguez, Miguel A. & Garcia, Roberto & Ariño, Miguel A., 2007. "Maximizing stakeholders' interests: An empirical analysis of the stakeholder approach to corporate governance," IESE Research Papers D/670, IESE Business School.

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