The effects of gender diversity on eco-innovation

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2022-08-31
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Concern about environmental threats keeps constantly increasing, and companies play a significant part in these ecological crises. Therefore the inclusion of eco-innovations that can minimize the potential harm to the environment is essential. Using a sample of 108 European firms, this paper is researching the relationship between board gender diversity and eco-innovation. Based on the resource dependence theory, gender socialization theory, and social role theory of leadership, it is expected that greater female board representation leads to a higher likelihood of firms to eco-innovate. The empirical evidence in this study confirms this effect. The findings provide important implications for corporate management and policy-makers.
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Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen
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