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The impact of gender diversity on the relationship between managerial entrenchment and corporate social responsibility: evidence from UK companies

Maali Kachouri (Department of Accounting, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia)
Bassem Salhi (Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Saudi Arabia)
Anis Jarboui (University of Sfax, ISAAS. Sfax, Tunisia)

Journal of Global Responsibility

ISSN: 2041-2568

Article publication date: 20 May 2020

Issue publication date: 22 July 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to argue the relationship between managerial entrenchment (ME), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and gender diversity. Specifically, this paper aims to empirically examine the impact of board gender diversity (BGD) and gender diversity in top management teams (TMTs) on the relationship between ME and CSR.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses panel data set of 300 UK companies listed during 2005-2017.

Findings

The results show that the positive relation between CSR and ME is more pronounced in companies where the level of women on the board is higher. However, women in TMT moderate this positive relationship.

Research limitations/implications

Women in TMT may be less responsive to shareholders’ preference for reduced company CSR concerns, but a higher percentage of women on the board can mitigate this effect.

Originality/value

This study suggests the dynamic relationship between CSR and ME.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Deanship of Scientific Research at Majmaah University for supporting this work under Project Number No. R1441-107.

Citation

Kachouri, M., Salhi, B. and Jarboui, A. (2020), "The impact of gender diversity on the relationship between managerial entrenchment and corporate social responsibility: evidence from UK companies", Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 197-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/JGR-09-2019-0084

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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