A qualitative comparison of the boardroom experiences of US and Norwegian women corporate directors

International Review of Women and Leadership 3 (2):63-76 (1997)
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Abstract

In this article we compare the experiences of women members of the board of directors of U.S. and Norwegian corporations. Based on the personal stories of two women directors from each country, we discuss similarities and differences in the role and characteristics of women corporate directors and the processes and behaviours they are involved in as directors within and outside the boardroom. We also investigate the role of gender-related dynamics in these two countries, focusing on board roles and processes, and the visible and invisible board structures with which women corporate directors contend.

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