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Company Risk-Taking -A Study of How Gender Diversity and Employee Representation on Board of Directors Influence Companies’ Risk-Taking

Wihlborg, Michelle and Billgren, Pamela (2001)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to study possible correlation between companies’ risk-taking and the board composition factors gender diversity and employee representation. The study is examining the following two issues; How does gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking? We do not find any clear evidence that gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking. Merely one of the regressions presents significance for the variable employee representation and that is the regression for idiosyncratic risk amongst the Swedish companies. Since this study presents more significant variables in the regressions involving idiosyncratic risk than... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to study possible correlation between companies’ risk-taking and the board composition factors gender diversity and employee representation. The study is examining the following two issues; How does gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking? We do not find any clear evidence that gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking. Merely one of the regressions presents significance for the variable employee representation and that is the regression for idiosyncratic risk amongst the Swedish companies. Since this study presents more significant variables in the regressions involving idiosyncratic risk than the ones involving total risk, we can conclude that the idiosyncratic risk is
a better risk measurement than total risk. (Less)
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author
Wihlborg, Michelle and Billgren, Pamela
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Board composition, gender diversity, employee representation, total risk, idiosyncratic risk, and panel data, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2061868
date added to LUP
2001-06-01
date last changed
2012-04-02 18:53:57
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to study possible correlation between companies’ risk-taking and the board composition factors gender diversity and employee representation. The study is examining the following two issues; How does gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking? We do not find any clear evidence that gender diversity and employee representation on board of directors influence companies’ risk-taking. Merely one of the regressions presents significance for the variable employee representation and that is the regression for idiosyncratic risk amongst the Swedish companies. Since this study presents more significant variables in the regressions involving idiosyncratic risk than the ones involving total risk, we can conclude that the idiosyncratic risk is
a better risk measurement than total risk.},
  author       = {Wihlborg, Michelle and Billgren, Pamela},
  keyword      = {Board composition,gender diversity,employee representation,total risk,idiosyncratic risk,and panel data,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Company Risk-Taking -A Study of How Gender Diversity and Employee Representation on Board of Directors Influence Companies’ Risk-Taking},
  year         = {2001},
}