Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Enterprise Management and Economic Development (ICEMED 2021)

The Impact of Female Monitoring Effect and Executive Effect on Corporate Performance

Evidence from Listed Companies in China

Authors
Weihui Hu
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Weihui Hu
Available Online 2 June 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210601.053How to use a DOI?
Keywords
gender diversity, corporate performance, female leadership, Chinese listed market
Abstract

This paper examines the association between gender diversity and firm performance for Chinese listed companies. Gender diversity effect is divided into monitoring effect and executive effect. The former one refers to woman as an independent director, while the later one is identified as woman as a high-position manager in company. In a sample of Chinese companies that issued IPOs since 2016, this study shows that, on average, female independent directors have no significant impact on firm-performance. However, there is a strong correlation between the number of women executives and corporate return on equity. It could be taken to suggest that Chinese listed companies do benefit from increasing gender diversity in the senior management teams, which could complement their rather poor corporate governance practices.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Enterprise Management and Economic Development (ICEMED 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
2 June 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-387-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210601.053How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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