TITLE

INNOVATION: THE INFLUENCE OF DIVERSITY AND IT COMPETENCE OF BOARDS OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Héroux, Sylvie; Fortin, Anne
PUB. DATE
January 2016
SOURCE
International Journal of Organizational Innovation;Jan2016, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prior studies show that innovation and information technology (IT) affect firm growth; IT is a key driver of innovation; boards of directors as well as executive management can lead innovation strategies; diversity of knowledge and expertise influence innovation; and IT/business knowledge sharing is an asset. To our knowledge, however, no research has looked at diversity and IT competence together as potential determinants of innovation or board members and executive managers together as leaders of innovation. Using information in public filings, this research examines the influence of diversity and IT competence of boards of directors and executive management on innovation. Results suggest that executive IT competence and diversity of industry background influence product and process innovation respectively, while diversity in board tenure and firm size affect both types of innovation.
ACCESSION #
112223596

 

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