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Journal of Management Studies
A corporate board’s work is largely dependent on the collective contributions of inividual directors. Thus, greater board diversity, with its commensurate knowledge complementarity, should stimulate better board discussions when members actively participate. Without the participation of underrepresented directors, however, the potential benefits of board diversity are lost. Herein we examine the drivers of underrepresented directors’ participation in board meetings. Departing from prior studies that often used a single-level, compositional view of board diversity, we explore the antecedents of individual underrepresented director participation with a multi-level, multi-theoretic model. We find strong empirical support for our model, derived from detailed board of director meeting transcripts, offering several theoretical contrbutions to the literature.
Tuggle, C.S., Sirmon, D.G., Borgholthaus, C.J., Bierman, L., and Bass, A. E. (2021). From seats at the table to voices in the discussion: Antecedents of underrepresented direction participation in board meetings. Journal of Management Studies, 59(5), 1253-1283. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12778
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