Manuscript Type: Empirical Research Question/Issue: To address the lack of a complementarities-based approach in studies of board diversity, this paper seeks to understandwhether and howcertain country-level factors are causally and jointly related towomen on boards and the nature of their complementarities (are they synergic or substitutes?). Moreover, we intend to learn more about the adoption/diffusion of board gender quotas, by taking into account their role in the existing national configurations (whether they are necessary and/or sufficient conditions). Research Findings/Insights: Using fs/QCA, our findings reveal a particular configuration of country-level conditions that supports the existence of a joint causal relation between given institutional arrangements. Furthermore, we find that board gender quota legislation is not a sufficient condition on its own to achieve a higher number of women on boards. Such evidence suggests that its diffusion across countries could be the result of institutional isomorphismor social legitimacy more than to rational reasons. Theoretical/Academic Implications: For scholars, our paper refines and expands insights from the extant comparative corporate governance literature. By finding support for the “bundled” or jointly causal nature of given institutional factors,we open a window for further research that investigates board-level phenomena in a complementarities-based perspective. Practitioner/Policy Implications: For policymakers, this study provides some insights that could better drive their choice about which mix of policies is necessary to improve female representation on boards, and especially in which institutional areas they should be implemented. It is particularly relevant, because once gender quotas are endorsed at board level, they could have ambiguous effects on firm performance and corporate governance.
Institutional complementarities and gender diversity on boards: a configurational approach / IANNOTTA, MICHELA; GATTI, MAURO; Huse, Morten. - In: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. - ISSN 0964-8410. - 4:24(2016), pp. 406-427. [10.1111/corg.12140]
|Titolo:||Institutional complementarities and gender diversity on boards: a configurational approach|
IANNOTTA, MICHELA (Primo) (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Institutional complementarities and gender diversity on boards: a configurational approach / IANNOTTA, MICHELA; GATTI, MAURO; Huse, Morten. - In: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. - ISSN 0964-8410. - 4:24(2016), pp. 406-427. [10.1111/corg.12140]|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|