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Does the Glass Ceiling Exist? A Longitudinal Study of Women’s Progress on French Corporate Boards

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  • Rey Dang
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen
  • Linh-Chi Vo

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In this article, we conduct a longitudinal study of women’s progress on French corporate boards of directors. We particularly focus on the extent to which women directors have circumvented the glass ceiling. Using a sample of SBF 120 companies over a 10

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  • Rey Dang & Duc Khuong Nguyen & Linh-Chi Vo, 2014. "Does the Glass Ceiling Exist? A Longitudinal Study of Women’s Progress on French Corporate Boards," Working Papers 2014-239, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
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    Boards of directors; gender; diversity; corporate governance.;

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