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Women-On-Boards Quotas: Benefits and Limitations

PUTNOVÁ, A. REŽŇÁKOVÁ, M.

Original Title

Women-On-Boards Quotas: Benefits and Limitations

English Title

Women-On-Boards Quotas: Benefits and Limitations

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The EU is beginning to put more pressure on the adoption of a regulatory approach to equal representation of women on the boards of Europe’s major companies. The present paper analyse the current approach by statistically comparing the women’s representations in several EU countries including Czech Republic. It also evaluates the benefits and limitations of such regulatory approach by analysing the situations in several European countries. Based on this method, authors conclude that, while being a very simple and handy tool, the quotas on the numbers of female directors at major companies are the least efficient way of having women in creative and leading positions. They propose an emancipation of women’s life strategies and adoption of measures promoting women’s talent in both the professional and private lives.

English abstract

The EU is beginning to put more pressure on the adoption of a regulatory approach to equal representation of women on the boards of Europe’s major companies. The present paper analyse the current approach by statistically comparing the women’s representations in several EU countries including Czech Republic. It also evaluates the benefits and limitations of such regulatory approach by analysing the situations in several European countries. Based on this method, authors conclude that, while being a very simple and handy tool, the quotas on the numbers of female directors at major companies are the least efficient way of having women in creative and leading positions. They propose an emancipation of women’s life strategies and adoption of measures promoting women’s talent in both the professional and private lives.

Keywords

women, corporate boards, reasons for adopting quotas, limitations, European Union

Released

28.08.2015

Publisher

Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Location

Heraklion

ISBN

978-960-99889-9-5

Book

New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education

Edition number

9

Pages from

233

Pages to

236

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT117819,
  author="Anna {Putnová} and Mária {Režňáková}",
  title="Women-On-Boards Quotas: Benefits and Limitations",
  annote="The EU is beginning to put more pressure on the adoption of a regulatory approach to equal representation of women on the boards of Europe’s major companies. The present paper analyse the current approach by statistically comparing the women’s representations in several EU countries including Czech Republic. It also evaluates the benefits and limitations of such regulatory approach by analysing the situations in several European countries. Based on this method, authors conclude that, while being a very simple and handy tool, the quotas on the numbers of female directors at major companies are the least efficient way of having women in creative and leading positions. They propose an emancipation of women’s life strategies and adoption of measures promoting women’s talent in both the professional and private lives.",
  address="Technological Educational Institute of Crete",
  booktitle="New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education",
  chapter="117819",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Technological Educational Institute of Crete",
  year="2015",
  month="august",
  pages="233--236",
  publisher="Technological Educational Institute of Crete",
  type="conference paper"
}