The full text of this article

 

Board composition and environmental innovation: does gender diversity matter?
by Fabrice Galia; Emmanuel Zenou; Marc Ingham
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015

 

Abstract: This article aims at providing a better understanding of the link between board diversity and environmental innovation. In this perspective, we explore the relationship between several types of diversity in board composition (gender diversity, age diversity, and proportion of employee directors) and the probability and intensity of environmental benefits of innovation, from a sample of 142 French innovative firms based on data from French Community Innovation Survey (CIS) in 2008. Data from board composition have been drawn from annual reports. Our results show significant evidence of a positive relationship between environmental innovation and gender diversity as well as a positive relationship between environmental innovation and age diversity, and a negative relationship with the proportion of employee directors. These findings provide discussions for the impact of diversity in board composition on environmental benefits of innovation.

Online publication date: Wed, 03-Dec-2014

 

is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

 
Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

 
Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

 

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


 
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

 
If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com