Literature Review Women on boards and in TMTS and firm performance4 Table of contents List of tables 6 List of figures 7 List of abbreviations 8 1 Introduction 10 1 1 Motivation and Scope 10 1 2 Outline of the dissertation 13 2 Women on corporate boards and in top management and firm performance A literature review 14 2 1 Introduction 14 2 2 Theoretical background 17 2 2 1 Workforce diversity in organizations 17 2 2 2 Gender diversity in the context of business 20 2 2 3 The effects of female representation on corporate boards 21 2 3 Gender diversity on corporate boards and in TMTs and firm performance 25 2 3 1 Overview relevant research to date 25 2 3 2 Research methodology and operationalization of variables 44 2 3 3 The issue of endogeneity 44 2 3 4 Empirical evidence on the diversity performance relationship 48 2 3 5 Intervening variables as moderators of the relationship 50 2 3 6 Evidence for a curvilinear relationship 52 2 4 Summary and conclusion 53 3 Gender diversity on corporate boards and in TMTs in practice Evidence from stock listed companies in German speaking Europe 55 3 1 Introduction 55 3 2 Regulatory background 56 3 3 Literature review and hypotheses development 59 3 3 1 Diversity and gender diversity in the context of business 59 3 3 2 Diversity CSR and the role of investor relations 59 3 3 3 Shareholder reactions to women on boards and in TMTs 60 3 4 4 Contributions to literature and hypotheses 61 3 4 Research Methodology 61 3 4 1 Survey methodology and data sources 61 3 4 2 Limitations of the survey method 64 3 5 Results 65 3 5 1 Survey sample 65 3 5 2 Role and importance of diversity for investor relations and capital markets 67 3 5 3 Motivation behind the development of diversity promotion programs 70 3 5 4 Other external stakeholders driving diversity promotion 71 3 5 5 Women in Leadership 72 3 5 6 Promotional measures for women in leadership and reconciliation of career family life 78 3 5 7 Questions of attitude towards diversity and gender diversity 80 3 6 Summary and conclusion x 4 Too close to the sun CEO optimism and overconfidence as drivers for excessive growth The Conergy Case 85 Table of contents

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