Does Board Diversity Matter? The Impact of Actual and Perceived Human Capital Diversity on Board Process and Performance

Sabina Tasheva, Alessandro Minichilli, Alessandro Zattoni, Morten Huse

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Abstrakt

This article builds upon team effectiveness and governance theories to explore the mediating role of board processes in the relationship between board job-related diversity and board strategic involvement. Empirical tests based on primary survey data from the largest Italian firms show that board human capital diversity is a valuable resource enhancing board strategic involvement and subsequent firm performance. Our results illustrate that both perceived and actual board diversity can contribute to board strategic involvement by influencing board processes such as effort norms, use of knowledge and skills and cognitive conflict. However, while actual board human capital diversity influences perceived human capital diversity, both types of diversity have differential effect on board process and performance. We discuss implications for practice and future research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider6
UdgivelsesstedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2020
Artikelnummer249
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight - Virtual
Varighed: 7 aug. 202011 aug. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 80
https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/past-annual-meetings/2020-broadening-our-sight

Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020
Nummer80
LokationVirtual
Periode07/08/202011/08/2020
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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