The impact of the feminisation of boards of directors: signal effect or contribution of cognitive capital
KeywordsCorporate Governance, signal effect, Boards, gender effects, Cognitive capital
Changes in legal context force firms to welcome women in Boards. The question is : does this change in the gender composition in Boards reflect a wish of new inputs for cognitive capital or does it reflect a signal effect to meet legal expectations ? This research is interconnected in different fields : Corporate Governance, Human Ressources Management, Law,… Research fields concern French and Belgian markets.