Does Women’s Participation on Corporate Board Enhance R&D Intensity?



In a session held on May 31, 2023, at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Nighat Seema, PhD management candidate, presented her research on the association between women's participation on corporate boards and research and development intensity (R&D Intensity). The study, which examined data from almost 19,491 firms in 136 countries, found that an increased presence of women on corporate boards positively influenced a company's R&D intensity, up to a certain threshold. However, beyond that point, the impact declined and became statistically insignificant. 

The session sparked a productive discussion, with attendees providing feedback on the research methodology and potential avenues for further exploration. The exchange of ideas and perspectives highlighted the importance of continuous improvement in research and the value of constructive dialogue within academic communities. This session at SDSB, LUMS demonstrated the commitment to fostering an environment of intellectual growth and collaboration. 

The interdisciplinary PhD Management programme provides exposure to global best practices and training in rigorous research methods while focusing on social impact both in a specialised local context and in terms of the global economy. Our students and graduates stand out as forward-thinking leaders in their domains in academia, international think tanks, and the development sector. The programme has a strong focus on quantitative and qualitative research methods, rigorous coursework and excellent research supervision. SDSB's world-renowned faculty, rich culture of research, unique pedagogical praxis, global connections and collaborations are a hallmark of this programme. 


Upcoming Events

Get News in Your inbox



We will get back to you shortly.