Engendering Pro-Sustainable Performance through a Multi-Layered Gender Diversity Criterion: Evidence From The Hospitality And Tourism Sector

Ali Gerged, Mi Tran, Eshani Beddewela

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Abstract

This study seeks to examine the influence of multi-layered gender diversity mechanisms on firms’ decision to engage in pro-sustainable performance in the context of Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) firms worldwide. Using Powell's (2016) Panel Quantile Regression (PQR) model, this paper finds that females on boards and sub-boards tend to display a more communal, participative, and democratic leadership style, demonstrating greater responsibilities towards stakeholders' concerns and engaging with sustainability strategies to make a positive contribution to society. Our findings also reaffirm that women on the boards of H&T firms are more community-oriented and philanthropically driven than women in senior management positions who can be perceived as being profit-oriented rather than stakeholder-oriented as managers. Our results offer implications for policymakers and practitioners, and we suggest several avenues for future studies that could build upon our research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Jun 2022

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