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8. Are Football Societies Aware of the Relevance of Diversity in Good Governance? The Case of “Pink Quota”

Authors : Nicola Davola, Francesca Vicentini

Published in: Business for Sustainability, Volume I

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives in a global and increasingly complex environment to meet sustainability. In this chapter, we report the analysis of the impact of gender composition on the board of directors of a small sample of Italian business and sports companies (Enel, Generali, and Roma Calcio), on the subjective perception of belonging and communication ability of participants, eliciting also individual beliefs about how gender inclusion contributes to company performance. We believe that if differences exist from a gender point of view, they should not only respect rules and obligations but introduce different cultural backgrounds in core business characteristics. We find that this wider interpretation of “pink quota” increases firms’ capability of benefitting from diversity and increases performance while improving the external image.

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Metadata
Title
Are Football Societies Aware of the Relevance of Diversity in Good Governance? The Case of “Pink Quota”
Authors
Nicola Davola
Francesca Vicentini
Copyright Year
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37361-9_8

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