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dc.contributor.authorHolst, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchimeta, Juliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T13:05:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T13:05:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationWeekly Report, DIW Berlin 1860-3343 7 2011 4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57673-
dc.description.abstractThe executive boards1 of Germany's 200 largest companies are still almost all male. In 2010, women occupied only 3.2% of all board seats. This negligible percentage is even lower in the top 100 and DAX30 companies, which are only 2.2% female, despite a voluntary commitment dating back to 2001, in which companies promised to give more women access to senior positions. A similar, although less extreme picture can be seen on the supervisory boards. On average, 10.6% of all supervisory board members in the top 200 companies were women; 30% of all supervisory boards examined in this study were 100% male. Most of the women (70%) were appointed as employee representatives under codetermination legislation. The massive underrepresentation of women on the boards of Germany's top businesses has remained virtually unchanged for years. Since the data show non-binding commitments to be ineffectual, companies will have to set clear targets and monitor them consistently to achieve a significant near-term increase in the proportion of women in senior management.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.jelL32en_US
dc.subject.jelM14en_US
dc.subject.jelM51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordboard diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordwomen CEOsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender equalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmanagementen_US
dc.titleTwenty-nine women to 906 men: Continuing gender inequality on the boards of Germany's top companiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ppn684404990en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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