Does workforce diversity matter on corporate venturing?

Maribel Guerrero*

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Ongoing academic debates demand a better understanding of the effect of workforce diversity (not only top managers) on unexplored outcomes (not only financial performance). We proposed/tested a conceptual model that theorizes the moderate role of workforce demographics corporate venturing drivers by adopting different theoretical approaches. Using a sample of 17217 employees across 20 countries, our findings highlight that women and migrant workers contribute to corporate venturing by identifying business opportunities (exploration experiences) and taking advantage of intellectual capital (human capital and social capital). Several implications for leaders who manage a diversified workforce emerge from this study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalEconomics of Innovation and New Technology
Early online date19 Nov 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2020


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