We have created an original dataset that includes quantitative data drawn from official records of UK FTSE100 companies and databases such as Orbis and BoardEx.
The data records all directors on boards of companies on the FTSE 100, their roles, the dates when they have joined, their gender, date of birth, and nationalities. For companies in the dataset, we record the sectors, market capitalisation, and number of employees. The data covers years 2010 to 2017.
The aim of the project is to explore various aspects of the data, using Social Network Analysis tools, to investigate women directors on the boards of these companies.
A. We examine the progress of women on the board of directors of companies in the UK FTSE100. The aim is to analyse how female directors progress in their membership to the board of UK FTSE100 firms and whether this can be associated to their embeddedness within interlocking directorate networks.
B. We focus on brokerage in the networks of director interlocks from 2010 to 2016, paying specific attention to how gender groups brokerage roles differ from one year to the next.