Quotas for Women on Boards

The EU Commission is about to debate proposals that would force corporate boards to reserve 40% of their seats for women (click here for the story).  Earlier this month, I posted about a new study which found that gender diversity is good for corporate performance.  This study implies that it is in a company's interest to have women on boards and that quotas are unnecessary.  Nevertheless, quotas are becoming increasingly common in the EU. 

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