Title

Canadian Interlocking Directorates: Gender, Industry and City Differences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal

Geography Online

Volume

6

Issue

1

Abstract

This paper examines the corporate interlocking directorates for Canada for the year 2000 by gender. Basic descriptive statistics are provided. Based on data from the Financial Post, differences in the number of interlocks are detected by both a firm’s industry and headquarters location. Females are under-represented in all cases. Regression equations identify the more unusual portions of the interlock network. A network analysis of the interlocks finds the economic core of Canada and provides measures of importance for major urban areas to that core. An examination of the ages of the directors show that females are on average five years younger than males.