A study at Damascus University stressing the role of Educational Diversity in boards of directors and its impact on the efficiency and stability of the banks in the Middle East and Africa.

The study showed that the presence of higher educational levels on boards of directors enhances the efficiency and stability of the bank, and the presence of women on boards of directors enhances this relationship.

 

The educational level of human cadres working in institutions plays an important role in performing their work and helps the institution grow, enhance its development, and gain a good reputation in the market.

 

In this context, scientific research was conducted at the Higher Institute for Administrative Development entitled “The Path to Success: Educational Diversity in Boards of Directors and its Impact on the Efficiency and Stability of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa.”

 

The research aimed to study the extent to which the diversity of educational levels in the field of management affects stable competencies in banks operating in the Middle East.

 

The researcher pointed out the differences between the following researchers, who studied the differences between the genders in management and it is effect on the difference between the the educational level and the stability of these banks.

 

During the study, a sample of 77 banks operating in 9 countries in the Middle East and North Africa was used for the period between 2011-2018, and the results showed that the presence of higher educational levels on boards of directors enhances the efficiency and stability of the bank, and the presence of women on boards of directors enhances this relationship.

 

The study provides important findings for policymakers and regulators in the Middle East and North Africa as promoting diversity policies that encourage the participation of highly educated managers on bank boards can contribute to enhancing efficiency and financial stability, and policymakers may also consider implementing quotas or principles guidelines to improve gender diversity in boards, thus enhancing the performance of banks in this region.



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