Sex composition of corporate boards and corporate philanthropy
Slaughter, P, Harrigan, N and Bond, M (2014). Sex composition of corporate boards and corporate philanthropy. Voluntary Sector Review. 5 (3), pp. 361-380.
|Authors||Slaughter, P, Harrigan, N and Bond, M|
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Voluntary Sector Review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Bond, M and Harrigan, N and Slaughter, P (2014) Sex composition of corporate boards and corporate philanthropy. Voluntary Sector Review, 5 (3). pp. 361-380. DOI https://doi.org/10.1332/204080514X14150982123190 is available online at: http://www.vssn.org.uk/paper/sex-composition-of-corporate-boards-and...
This article examines the relationship between the sex composition of boards of directors and corporate philanthropy in a sample of large British corporations. The article hypothesises that having women on boards of directors will be positively related to corporate philanthropy. Bivariate analyses confirm the hypothesis for all women executives, non-executive directors and female chief executives but with the significant exception of other board executives. In multivariate analyses controlling for economic and sociological variables measuring cosmopolitanism, much of the positive effect of female chief executives and non-executives disappears while the negative effect of other female executives is strengthened. The article concludes that there is qualified evidence in support of the hypothesis that a female presence is positively associated with corporate philanthropy, although the sex effect is mediated by the position women occupy in board hierarchies. The article's findings are consistent with the idea that elites' discretionary behaviour varies with their social characteristics.
|Keywords||1503 Business And Management; 1605 Policy And Administration|
|Journal||Voluntary Sector Review|
|Journal citation||5 (3), pp. 361-380|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1332/204080514X14150982123190|
|01 Nov 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||08 Dec 2017|
|Accepted||01 Nov 2014|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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