In this study, we focus on the relation between female representation on boards of directors and firm financial performance based on evidence from 100 publicly listed firms in Malaysia from 2010 to 2014. Our findings indicate that the presence of at least one female director on the board is positively associated with firm financial performance. However, we find no statistically significant link between having a higher proportion of female directors or the presence of a female CEO-chair on financial performance.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave handbook of leadership in transforming Asia|
|Editors||Nuttawuth Muenjohn, Adela McMurray|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Al-Mamun, A., Yasser, Q. R., Seamer, M., & Heyden, M. L. M. (2017). Women on corporate boards and financial performance in fast-emerging markets: Insights from Malaysia. In N. Muenjohn, & A. McMurray (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of leadership in transforming Asia (pp. 349-364). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57940-9