The influence of diversity on boards on profitability: An overview across Iberian non-financial listed companies

Ilídio Tomás Lopes, Duarte Pitta Ferraz, Maria Manuela Martins

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Abstract

In modern economies, the corporate governance principles have been understood as drivers that mitigate the risk derived from the existing gap between managerial practices and ownership structure. This research contributes to the literature review, analyzing the relationship between the board characteristics, audit firms, and a set of indicators taken as proxies of performance. Based on a dataset of 124 non-financial companies, a linear model was regressed. We found that some characteristics of board of directors significantly influence the companies’ performance. These new insights can also provide new guidelines for policy makers towards the establishment of new common rules and principles that accurately grant the efficiency of corporate governance mechanisms and ensure the desired international comparability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-460
Number of pages7
JournalCorporate Ownership & Control
Volume13
Issue number2CONT2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Corporate governance
  • Diversity on boards
  • Iberian countries
  • Portugal
  • Profitability
  • Spain

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