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Female CEOs and Corporate Innovation Behaviors—Research on the Regulating Effect of Gender Culture

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Business School, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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China Institute of Manufacturing Development, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 682; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030682
Received: 28 November 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 28 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transition from China-Made to China-Innovation )
With the increasing number of female senior executives, the relationship between female senior executives and corporate innovation behaviors has attracted widespread attention, but few works have studied the influences of female CEOs on innovation behaviors and their mechanisms. This paper studies the relationship between CEO’s gender and the selection of corporate innovation behaviors, as well as the regulating effect of gender culture on the relationship between them. It was discovered in the studies that (1) if compared with male CEOs, female CEOs have significantly promoted both incremental innovation behaviors and radical innovation behaviors; (2) gender culture has positively regulated the relationship between CEO’s gender and corporate incremental innovation behaviors, yet the regulating effect of gender culture on the relationship between CEO’s gender and corporate radical innovation behaviors is not significant. Thus, the government needs to further foster a gender culture with gender equality, and actively promote the positive effect of female CEOs in corporate innovations. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender culture; incremental innovations; radical innovations gender culture; incremental innovations; radical innovations
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Han, S.; Cui, W.; Chen, J.; Fu, Y. Female CEOs and Corporate Innovation Behaviors—Research on the Regulating Effect of Gender Culture. Sustainability 2019, 11, 682. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030682

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Han S, Cui W, Chen J, Fu Y. Female CEOs and Corporate Innovation Behaviors—Research on the Regulating Effect of Gender Culture. Sustainability. 2019; 11(3):682. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030682

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Han, Shuo, Weijun Cui, Jin Chen, and Yu Fu. 2019. "Female CEOs and Corporate Innovation Behaviors—Research on the Regulating Effect of Gender Culture" Sustainability 11, no. 3: 682. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030682

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