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Impact of board gender diversity on dividend payments: Evidence from some emerging economies

Abubakr Saeed and Muhammad Sameer

International Business Review, 2017, vol. 26, issue 6, 1100-1113

Abstract: This study investigates the impact of board gender diversity on dividend payments in the context of emerging economies. Using a dataset of listed firms from India, China and Russia over the period 2007–2014, we find strong and robust evidence indicating that board gender diversity is negatively related to cash dividend payments in all emerging economies. Moreover, we find that state-ownership positively moderates the relationship between gender diversity and dividend payments. However, this effect is observed only for China and Russia. In additional analyses, we find that the negative link between board gender diversity and dividend payments is more pronounced during the financial crisis. However, the moderating role of state-ownership does not remain significant during the financial crisis.

Keywords: Dividend payments; Board gender diversity; Emerging economies; Agency theory; Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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