Corporate Governance in an International Context

Your task is to review the theoretical and empirical literature on board gender diversity and its effects on board and firm performance. Your report should include the following:
a) An introduction to the domain of corporate governance and within it the role of boards.
b) A critical review of different theoretical perspectives on the concept of gender diversity in boards of directors.
c) A review of the empirical literature on the effects of board gender diversity on board and firm performance. This should include a summary of findings regarding the impact of board gender diversity, and a discussion about the extent to which there are differences in the presence if women in boards internationally.
d) A conclusion in which you put forward recommendations on improving gender diversity.