Gender diversity in the board room & its impacts: is the example of Norway a way forward?

Sjafjell, Beate K. 2015, Gender diversity in the board room & its impacts: is the example of Norway a way forward?, Deakin law review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 25-52, doi: 10.21153/dlr2015vol20no1art501.

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Title Gender diversity in the board room & its impacts: is the example of Norway a way forward?
Author(s) Sjafjell, Beate K.
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 25
End page 52
Total pages 28
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1835-9264
Summary Norway is one of the most egalitarian countries in the world, with a high levelof gender equality and a high percentage of women at work. Nevertheless,mandatory rules appeared necessary to bring about changes in thecomposition of corporate boards. This article describes the coup that madeNorway the first country in the world to mandate gender diversity oncorporate boards and outlines Norway’s innovative legislative approach tothis issue. The significance of gender diversity to corporate governance isdiscussed, drawing on empirical studies of the effect of diversity on theperformance of companies. The article also discusses the potentially broaderimpact of gender diversity in the boardroom, including the pressing questionof whether gender diversity in the boardroom can help companies createsustainable value within the planetary boundaries.
Language eng
DOI 10.21153/dlr2015vol20no1art501
Field of Research 1801 Law
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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