Family and non-family women on the board of directors : Effects on corporate citizenship behavior in family-controlled fashion firms

Campopiano, G. and Rinaldi, F.R. and Sciascia, S. and De Massis, A. (2019) Family and non-family women on the board of directors : Effects on corporate citizenship behavior in family-controlled fashion firms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 214. pp. 41-51. ISSN 0959-6526

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Drawing on self-construal theory and the family business literature, we offer theory and evidence on how the presence of women, either family members or not, on the board of directors of family firms affects firm engagement in corporate citizenship behavior. In examining corporate citizenship behavior, we argue that it is important to distinguish between corporate social responsibility and philanthropy as well as between family and non-family women on the board of directors. Using data from the population of 63 family-controlled firms in the global ranking of the top-100 fashion firms, we find support for our hypotheses: female directors are beneficial for corporate social responsibility engagement only if they are not members of the controlling family, while they are beneficial for philanthropic engagement only if they are members of the controlling family.

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Journal of Cleaner Production
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Cleaner Production, 214, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.319
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?? board of directorscorporate citizenshipcorporate social responsibilityfamily businessphilanthropywomenindustrial engineeringproduction engineeringcorporate social responsibilities (csr)population statisticsenvironmental science(all)strategy and management ??
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