Relationship between diversity on the board of directors’ and firm financial performance

This empirical research examines the relationship between board’s diversity and firm performance, providing a comprehensive quantitative analysis between diversity factors (demographic - gender and race, cognitive - age, education, role and network) and financial factors (ROA, ROE, ROIC, asset turno...

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Access type:openAccess
Publication Date:2018
Main Author: Gill, Navjeet Singh
Advisor: Sampaio, Joelson Oliveira
Document type: Master thesis
Language:eng
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Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/10438/20229
Portuguese abstract:Esta pesquisa empírica examina a relação entre a diversidade do conselho e o desempenho da empresa, fornecendo uma análise quantitativa significativa entre os fatores de diversidade (demográfico - gênero e raça, idade cognitiva, educação, papel e rede) e fatores financeiros (ROA, ROE, ROIC, rotatividade de ativos e liquidez geral) nas empresas que compõem o índice FTSE 100. O conjunto de dados também inclui uma ampla gama de informações sobre 1053 membros do conselho. Os resultados indicam que um conselho diversificado impacta positivamente no ROA, ROIC, rotatividade de ativos e liquidez geral, mas são insignificantes para ROE. Isto demonstra que a diversidade leva a uma melhor reputação social, performance e desempenho financeiro.
English abstract:This empirical research examines the relationship between board’s diversity and firm performance, providing a comprehensive quantitative analysis between diversity factors (demographic - gender and race, cognitive - age, education, role and network) and financial factors (ROA, ROE, ROIC, asset turnover and current ratio) in the component companies of the FTSE 100 index. The dataset also includes a wide array of information about 1053 board members. The results indicate that a diverse board positively impacts ROA, ROIC, asset turnover and current ratio but were insignificant for ROE. It proves that diversity leads to better social reputation, performance and financial performance.