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WOMEN IN JORDANIAN BANKS AND PERFORMANCE: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING MEASUREMENT

Muhannad Akram Ahmad, Seif Obeid Alshbiel

DOI: 10.22495/rcgv6i3c1art1

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Abstract

This study highlights the gender diversity issues in the banking sector taking into consideration their impact on the performance measured by profitability (ROA). As the banking sector has widely been ignored from the previous studies due to their strict system, this study empirically examined the impact of the CEO gender and board with a female director on the performance of the Jordanian commercial banks in a period from 2004 to 2013. The multiple regression analysis shows that the banks with female CEOs underperform their counterparts run by male CEOs. The reason could be due to their harmonious relationships orientation; that is, women do not tend to invest in risky investments. However, female director plays insignificant roles on the performance which supports the evidence of tokenism as argued by the psychological social theory.

Keywords: Jordanian Banks, Performance, Financial Accounting

How to cite this paper: Ahmad, M., & Alshbiel, S. (2016). Women in Jordanian banks and performance: Financial accounting measurement.[Special issue]. Risk governance & control: financial markets & institutions, 6(3-1), 7-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/rcgv6i3c1art1

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