Women Directors and Corporate Social Responsibility

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dc.contributor.author Bernardi, Richard A.
dc.contributor.author Threadgill, Veronica H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-30T09:55:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-30T09:55:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Bernardi, R.A. & Threadgill, V. H. (2010). Women Directors and Corporate Social Responsibility. EJBO, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 15-21.
dc.identifier.issn 1239-2685
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37282
dc.description.abstract The successes and failures of organizations are contingent on the decisions of senior management and its board of directors. Personality and experiences may have a tangible effect on the decision making process. This study assesses whether or not gender has a tangible effect on an organization’s decisions. A sample of Fortune 500 companies were examined to determine whether companies with a higher proportion of women on their boards of directors are more socially responsible. In general, a diversity of people generates a diverse set of opinions that impacts and improves the decision-making process. Our expectation was that gender diversity will increase socially responsible behavior by a corporation. The results of this study confirm our research question; an association was found between the number of female directors on a corporate board and the incidence of corporate social behavior including: charitable giving, community involvement, and outside recognition of employee benefits. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.relation.ispartofseries EJBO : Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Studies
dc.relation.uri http://ejbo.jyu.fi
dc.rights © Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.title Women Directors and Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201201301096
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle

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