De Jonge, Alice,

The glass ceiling in Chinese and Indian boardrooms : women directors in listed firms in China and India / Alice de Jonge. - 1 online resource. - Elsevier Asian Studies series . - Elsevier Asian studies series. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Front Cover; The Glass Ceiling in Chinese and Indian Boardrooms; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; About the author; 1 Introduction and overview: Government regulation for gender diversity on company boards in China and India; 1.1 Overview of this chapter; 1.2 Choice of research subject: why China and India?; 1.3 Description of research context; 1.4 Aim of the book and analytic framework; 1.5 Methodological approach: mixed methods research; 1.6 Overview of book structure; 2 Corporate governance in India and China: The regulatory and institutional framework. 2.1 Corporate governance rules and regulations2.2 Corporate governance in India; 2.3 Corporate governance in China; 2.3.1 A-shares; 2.3.2 B-shares; 2.3.3 H-shares; 2.3.4 The role of board committees; 2.3.5 The role of the supervisory committee; 2.3.6 Corporate social responsibility in China; 3 International comparisons and the political context of women on boards; 3.1 Politics and the economy: does women's political empowerment promote economic participation?; 3.2 State-owned companies in the forefront; 3.3 State policy mechanisms and state-driven corporate social responsibility. 3.4 Non-state measures aimed at increasing women's representation in corporate leadership3.4.1 Gender-balanced recruiting; 3.4.2 Flexible work arrangements and workplace support structures; 3.4.3 Mentoring programs; 4 The social and economic context of women on boards; 4.1 The international framework for protecting women's rights and advancing women's interests; 4.2 International norms shaping national policy; 4.2.1 China's dialogue with the international community; 4.2.2 India's dialogue with the international community. 4.3 National institutions: social and economic policies and programmes in China and India4.3.1 National institutions, policies and programmes in China; 4.3.2 National institutions, policies and programmes in India; 5 Literature review and theoretical context; 5.1 Legal transfers and regulatory change; 5.2 Institutional theory; 5.3 National culture and organisational behaviour; 5.4 Gender and leadership literature; 6 Study 1: Organisational predictors of women on corporate boards in China and India; 6.1 Introduction and development of hypotheses. 6.1.1 Relationship between firm ownership type and proportion of women directors6.1.2 Relationship between industry sector and proportion of women directors; 6.1.3 Relationship between board size and proportion of women directors; 6.1.4 Relationship between organisation size and proportion of women directors; 6.1.5 Relationship between company workforce size and proportion of women directors; 6.1.6 Relationship between geographical location and proportion of women directors; 6.2 Methodology and results; 6.2.1 Sample selection and data collection; China; India.

This book is about the presence, role and status of women on the boards of listed firms in India and China and is written amongst increasing awareness of the need to ensure at least a minimum level of gender equity in corporate positions of power and the costs of failing to do so. In America, the Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors of Fortune 500 companies, created in 1993, encouraged the leadership of those companies to increase the number of women serving on their boards. In the UK, the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programe facilitates mentoring relationships between senior women fr.


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Women executives--China.
Women executives--India.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Organizational Behavior.
Women executives.


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