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Female directors, key committees, and firm performance. / Green, Colin; Homroy, Swarnodeep.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2015. (Economics working paper series).

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Green, C & Homroy, S 2015 'Female directors, key committees, and firm performance' Economics working paper series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Green, C., & Homroy, S. (2015). Female directors, key committees, and firm performance. (Economics working paper series). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Green C, Homroy S. Female directors, key committees, and firm performance. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2015 Oct. (Economics working paper series).

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Green, Colin ; Homroy, Swarnodeep. / Female directors, key committees, and firm performance. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2015. (Economics working paper series).

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