Topic: Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and Problems; Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance; Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance; Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance.
7) Corporate Firms with a better balanced gender ratio are better governed and deliver superior results. Do you agree? Discuss in the context of relevance of gender diversity in corporate governance. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the role that women have in the development of corporates.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in what way Firms with a better balanced gender ratio are better governed and deliver superior results thus emphasizing on the role that gender diversification has to play in development of corporate governance.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what you understand by corporate governance.
Discuss the following aspects in the answer:
Why should there be gender diversification in corporates?
What difference women make in corporate firms – list down advantages and disadvantages of it.
Quote examples where the presence of women leaders in corporates has impacted the firms largely.
Conclude that business leaderships must act in favour of gender diversity—if not out of a sense of justice, then for the sake of enhancing shareholder value.