Roles of Female Executives in Corporate Governance Practices: Evidence from China


Zhang Changzheng, PhD – Professor, School of Economics and Management, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, China

Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS104000; BUS008000; BUS030000

In order to fill up the significant inadequacy of literature on the role of female executives’ within Chinese enterprises, the book, for the first time, systematically investigates both the negative and positive consequences of female executives’ participation in corporate governance under the background of China, with the theoretical purpose of identifying the roles of female executives in corporate governance practices, and the practical purpose of making full use of the positive effects of female executives’ participation, while minimizing the potential negative consequences of female executives’ participation. Specifically, the book respectively reveals the direct effects of female executives on financial performance, social responsibility performance, accounting conservatism, cash holdings and competitive strategy, and explores the indirect moderation effects of female executives on CEO power and staff turnover.


Table of Contents


A Short Biography

Chapter 1. Do Female Executives Play the Same Role in Determining Firm Performance across Industries and Regions? Evidence from China

Chapter 2. Female Executives and Corporate Social Responsibility Performance: The Moderating Role of Firm Size

Chapter 3. Can the Life Cycle Affect the Linkage between Female Executives and Accounting Conservatism?

Chapter 4. Female Executives, the Life Cycle and Cash Holdings

Chapter 5. Female Executives, Competitive Strategy and Firm Performance: The Case of Chinese Listed Firms

Chapter 6. An Examination of the Linkages between CEO Attributes and CEO Power: The Moderating Role of Female Executives

Chapter 7. External Horizontal Pay Gap, Female Executives and Employee Turnover



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