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Erschienen in: Journal of Business Ethics 3/2021

30.10.2019 | Original Paper

Women and Multiple Board Memberships: Social Capital and Institutional Pressure

verfasst von: Alessandra Rigolini, Morten Huse

Erschienen in: Journal of Business Ethics | Ausgabe 3/2021

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We show unintended consequences of quota regulations to get women on boards. Board members may have different characteristics, and even among women, there are variations. We assume that the characteristics of the board members have an influence on their contributions to boards, to businesses as well as to society. In this paper, we argue that different types of societal pressure to get women on boards have an influence on the social capital characteristics of the women getting multiple board memberships. The paper is drawing on institutional theory and social capital theory, and we distinguish between mimetic, normative, and coercive types of pressure. Through a cluster analysis of 58 Italian “golden skirts”, we show that different types of societal pressure may lead to differences in social capital characteristics. The study has implications for the ongoing international debate about women and diversity on boards, and we propose developing a pressure theory for getting women on boards.
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Metadaten
Titel
Women and Multiple Board Memberships: Social Capital and Institutional Pressure
verfasst von
Alessandra Rigolini
Morten Huse
Publikationsdatum
30.10.2019
Verlag
Springer Netherlands
Erschienen in
Journal of Business Ethics / Ausgabe 3/2021
Print ISSN: 0167-4544
Elektronische ISSN: 1573-0697
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04313-6

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