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Board gender diversity in Mexico : an analysis and proposal for reform.

Riley, C. A. and Ruelas, P. (2020) 'Board gender diversity in Mexico : an analysis and proposal for reform.', Journal of international and comparative law., 7 (1). pp. 155-182.


The lack of gender diversity on companies’ boards has become a matter of global concern in recent years. In many countries, this concern has been matched by robust action to increase the number of women directors. Other countries, however, have fared rather less well. Mexico exemplifies the latter group, as well as many of the reasons why progress towards greater diversity has often been slow in such countries. This article explains why we should care about a lack of gender diversity, and why these reasons for caring apply to countries such as Mexico, notwithstanding their distinctive social structures and corporate landscapes. It examines a number of comparator countries where greater progress has been achieved, and proposes a strategy for increasing the number of women directors.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 30 June 2021.
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Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of international and comparative law following peer review. The definitive published version Riley, C & Ruelas, P (2020). Board Gender Diversity in Mexico: An Analysis and Proposal for Reform. Journal of International and Comparative Law 7(1): 155-182 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Date accepted:29 February 2020
Date deposited:15 May 2020
Date of first online publication:30 June 2020
Date first made open access:30 June 2021

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