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Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and Firm Financial Performance

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  • Kevin Campbell

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  • Antonio Mínguez-Vera

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

    Volume (Year): 83 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 435-451

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:83:y:2008:i:3:p:435-451

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    Keywords: board of directors; corporate governance; endogeneity; firm value; women;

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