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


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 may be moderated by seeking network advice, which can be explained through the social network theory (SNT).

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Publication ISSN: 2254-4380
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 12:43
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 14:01
Full Text Link: 10.17811/ebl.9.2.2020.106-113
Related URLs: https://www.uni ... icle/view/14197 (Publisher URL)
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-03-01
Accepted Date: 2020-01-30
Authors: Idris, Bochra
Saridakis, George

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