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The gender composition of boards after an IPO

Dimovski, William and Brooks, Robert 2006, The gender composition of boards after an IPO, Corporate governance, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 11-17.

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Title The gender composition of boards after an IPO
Author(s) Dimovski, William
Brooks, Robert
Journal name Corporate governance
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 11
End page 17
Publisher Emerald Publishing Group
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1472-0701
1758-6054
Keyword(s) women directors
corporate governance
gender
boards of Directors
Australia
Summary Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to empirically analyse the change in the gender composition of the boards of large Australian companies, after listing.
Design/methodology/approach - This study investigates the gender composition of the boards of large Australian companies at the time of the initial public offering (IPO) and subsequently as these companies mature into established public companies. It also investigates industry influences and organizational size influences on the board composition at the time of the IPO and subsequently.
Findings - No significant change is found in the proportion of male and female directors holding directorships at the time of the IPO and some five to eight years later when the company is recorded as a top 500 company (by market capitalization) on the Australian lists. This implies that the capital market is generally satisfied by the gender composition of boards from the time of the IPO.
Originality/value - This paper extends on previous work which provides evidence of a relatively low proportion of female directors on the boards of Australian initial public offerings.
Notes Reproduced with kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150201 Finance
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Emerald Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003496

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