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Women directors and exporting activity: The moderating role of network advice

Idris, Bochra, Saridakis, George (2020) Women directors and exporting activity: The moderating role of network advice. Economics and Business Letters, 9 (2). pp. 106-113. ISSN 2254-4380. (doi:10.17811/ebl.9.2.2020.106-113) (KAR id:81033)

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Abstract

We use data from Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK to examine the link between the presence of women directors and exporting activity. To do this, we build on resource-based view (RBV) and resource dependence theory (RDT) and show that SMEs with women on the board of directors are less likely to be involved in exporting activity compared to SMEs without women directors. Nevertheless, this negative relationship is moderated by seeking network advice, which can be explained through the social network theory (SNT).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.17811/ebl.9.2.2020.106-113
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: George Saridakis
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 09:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81033 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Saridakis, George: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1313-3836
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