DO WOMEN ON MANAGEMENT BOARD INCREASE FAIR VALUE RELEVANCE?

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Patrick Velte ORCID logo

DOI:10.22495/cgsrv1i1p1

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is the link between women on management board and the value relevance of fair value accounting according to IFRS 13. The empirical quantitative study covers a sample of German companies listed at the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the business years 2013-2015 (411 firm-year observations). Value relevance is measured by the modified Ohlson (1995) model and we separate fair value accounting in level 1, level 2 and level 3 fair values. Multiple regressions state that female members in the man-agement board do have a positive impact on the value relevance of fair value accounting according to IFRS 13. Surprisingly, gender diversity only has a significant impact on the value relevance of fair valued assets on level 1 and 2 (“mark to market”) but not on level 3 (“mark to model”).

Keywords: Fair Value Accounting, Earnings Management, Gender Diversity, Value Relevance, Corporate Governance, Management Board

Received: 18.04.2017

Accepted: 12.06.2017

How to cite this paper: Velte, P. (2017). Do women on management board increase fair value relevance?. Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, 1(1), 6-16. http://doi.org/10.22495/cgsrv1i1p1