Sex, Boardrooms and Transnational Corporate Space : When Does Board Diversity Benefit Firms?

Professor Darren Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Pace Law School

Firms embrace diversity, but vague predictions of a “diversity dividend” leave regulators and market actors unclear about what specific benefits to expect. In this seminar, Prof. Rosenblum will argue that we can only assess how sex diversity leads to improved performance by understanding the who, what, and where of diversity’s benefit. Whether sex diversity produces a “diversity dividend” depends on three key factors: (1) the nature of the benefit of including women (whether their experience or other qualities); (2) the kind of firm and its governance; and (3) the jurisdiction(s) in which the firm operates. Only by further investigating the precise conditions under which diversity will have an effect can we estimate sex diversity’s potential instrumental benefits. This seminar melds corporate governance theory with critical gender analysis to explain how firms worldwide are attempting to incorporate sex diversity, and when these efforts may prove fruitful.

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Event details
Vendredi, 13 Octobre, 2017 - 14:00 - 16:30
Ecole de Droit, Meeting Room, 4th floor (room 410T), 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris