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Gender Diversity in Board of Directors: A Content Analysis From Turkey – Women's Presence Level in Turkey's Boards

Gender Diversity in Board of Directors: A Content Analysis From Turkey – Women's Presence Level in Turkey's Boards
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Author(s): Meltem Akca (Istanbul University, Turkey) and Burcu Özge Özaslan Çalışkan (Istanbul University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 15
Source title: Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch025

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Abstract

Gender diversity in corporate governance is a popular topic in management environment studies. One of the most significant components of this concept is women in boards. Due to the inequalities of women in boards there are a number of academic studies on women in top management. This chapter explains gender diversification problem in boards. Furthermore, reasons for workforce diversity in decision-making levels are determined. The role and critical mass of women members in different cultures are discussed. Finally, it introduces the representation levels of women in the boards of BIST 100 companies in Turkey. Data is obtained from annual reports, websites, and related documents of companies.

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