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BOARD GENDER DIVERSITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON CSR PERFORMANCE IN THE MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY, RETAIL, AND APPAREL INDUSTRIES

by Bilgi, Hamiyyet

Abstract

This paper investigates CSR ratings among firms that have varying corporate board gender compositions within the media, technology, retail and apparel industries in the United States. An empirical model is used to investigate whether the percentage of women board of directors has a substantial effect on a company’s CSR performance, whether or not these differences vary by industry, and if a critical mass of women shifts these results. The conclusions of the paper relied on data from Thomson Reuter’s ASSET4, Spencer Stuarts Annual Indices, and individual financial reports of firms. The analysis provides evidence that there a positive relationship between board gender composition and CSR ratings and that there are some industry level differences but the presence of a critical mass of women does not have a significant impact.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:29953
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
40 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Pedro de Araujo
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2018-05