The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between female presence on boardrooms and corporate social responsibility. The under-representation of women on boardrooms is a heavy discussed topic, not only in Italy. Based on a critical mass theory and with 628 observations taken from a sample of Italian listed companies, from 2011 to 2013, we evidence that a higher percentage of female members in boardrooms tends to have higher level of corporate giving (considered as a form of corporate philanthropy).

Diversity among Italian boardrooms: does a quota of women improve corporate giving?

ALFIERO, SIMONA;CANE, Massimo;DE BERNARDI, Paola;VENUTI, FRANCESCO
2015

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between female presence on boardrooms and corporate social responsibility. The under-representation of women on boardrooms is a heavy discussed topic, not only in Italy. Based on a critical mass theory and with 628 observations taken from a sample of Italian listed companies, from 2011 to 2013, we evidence that a higher percentage of female members in boardrooms tends to have higher level of corporate giving (considered as a form of corporate philanthropy).
8th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business
Verona
16-18 settembre 2015
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Value Chain in a Dynamic Environment
EuroMed Press
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Gender diversity, csr, corporate philanthropy, corporate giving, female directors, firm reputation, board structure, csr strategy
ALFIERO Simona; CANE Massimo; DE BERNARDI Paola; VENUTI Francesco
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