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Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

Volume 2: Multiple Approaches Beyond Quotas

Editors: Seierstad, Cathrine, Gabaldon, Patricia, Mensi-Klarbach, Heike (Eds.)

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  • Analyses and critiques existing strategies beyond quotas for improving gender equality on corporate boards
  • Includes contributions from politicians, practitioners and policy-makers
  • Critically reflects on elements on success or failure
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About this book

This edited collection provides a structured and in-depth analysis of the current use of multiple approaches beyond quotas for resolving the pressing issue of gender inequality, and the lack of female representation on corporate boards. Filling the gap in existing literature on this topic, the two volumes of Gender Diversity in the Boardroom offers systematic overviews of current debates surrounding the optimisation of gender diversity, and the suggested pathways for progress. Focusing on sixteen European countries, the skilled contributors explore the current situation in relation to women on boards debates and approaches taken. They include detailed reflections from critical stakeholders, such as politicians, practitioners and policy-makers. Volume 2 focuses on eight European countries having multiple approaches beyond quotas and is a promising and highly valuable resource for academics, practitioners, policy makers and anyone interested in gender diversity because it examines and critiques the current corporate governance system and national strategies for increasing the share of women not only on boards, but within companies beyond the boardroom.

About the authors

Cathrine Seierstad is Lecturer in International Human Resource Management at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she is also a member of CRED (Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity).

Patricia Gabaldon is Assistant Professor of Economic Environment at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Heike Mensi-Klarbach is Guest Professor for Gender and Diversity at Leibniz University Hanover, Germany.

Reviews

“Gender diversity on boards is a fundamental pillar for good corporate governance and has solidly gained momentum in many firms. I recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand the nuances of the different country strategies to promote the presence of women on boards. A must read in the field!” (Ruth V. Aguilera, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University)

“This useful book critically examines the range of extant strategies employed by European countries to advance female representation on corporate boards of directors. The editors and contributors comprise highly credible experts at the nexus of diversity and corporate governance research.  A must read for scholars and policy makers!” (Diana Bilimoria, Chair of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Setting the Scene: Women on Boards: The Multiple Approaches Beyond Quotas

    Pages 1-12

    Mensi-Klarbach, Heike (et al.)

  • UK: The Merits and Shortcomings of a Voluntary Approach

    Pages 13-44

    Doldor, Elena

  • Portugal: The Slow Progress of the Regulatory Framework

    Pages 45-74

    Casaca, Sara Falcão

  • Gender Diversity on Boards of Directors in Slovenia: Impending Legislation to Establish Quotas

    Pages 75-102

    Kanjuo Mrčela, Aleksandra

  • Gender Diversity in Austrian Boards—Combing Soft and Hard Law Regulations

    Pages 103-128

    Mensi-Klarbach, Heike

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57273-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57272-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86119-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Diversity in the Boardroom
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Multiple Approaches Beyond Quotas
Editors
  • Cathrine Seierstad
  • Patricia Gabaldon
  • Heike Mensi-Klarbach
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57273-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57273-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57272-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86119-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 295
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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