American Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Volume 2, Number 1 (2017) pp 1-8 doi 10.20448/801.21.1.8 | Research Articles


Diversity on Corporate Boards and Firm Performance: An Empirical Evidence from Malaysia

Humera Khan 1

Rohail Hassan 2 ,

Maran Marimuthu 2 

1 Faculty of Computing and Information Technology Northern Border University Rafha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Management and Humanities Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia


This study examines the relationship between gender diversity among corporate board and firms’ financial performance using 100 non-financial companies in Malaysia. This study uses data from 2009 to 2013. Return on equity measures the financial performance. Gender diversity measured by the number of females on board. This study incorporates descriptive statistics, correlation testing, and regression analysis. However, the results of gender diversity have a positive impact on performance (ROE).


Boards Market performance ROE.


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