Ruth is a doctoral student in the Accounting and Finance Section. Ruth's research focuses on Board Diversity. Specifically, the factors determining diversity in the boardroom of newly listed firms in US stock markets and, the Impact of board diversity on firm survival in the stock market.
2017- MSc in Social Science Research Methods (SSRM), Cardiff University.
2015- MSc Accounting, Accountability and Financial Management, King’s College London.
- Board Diversity
- Initial Public Offering (IPO)
- Family firms
- Behavioural Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Financial Management (Undergraduate)
Essays on Board Diversity: The Transition of IPO firms
The main objective of this thesis is to provide first evidence on how diversity emerges in a broader context in the boardroom relating to, age, gender, ethnicity and professional expertise. Moreover, this thesis aims to examine whether the power of directors and their ability to provide advising to the firm determine changes in the boardroom regarding diversity. In the second paper, we focus on the Impact of diversity on the survival of IPO firms after listing on the stock exchange.